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A Case for Diagnosis. Presented by Dr. Eller.
W. C., a woman, aged 35, presented a lesion on the right shoulder which had appeared eight years previously. At that time the patient noticed a bluish-brown discoloration of the skin in the affected area, which did not change in appearance for three years. Then it became elevated and thickened. The involved area was about 4 inches (10.16 cm.) long by 3½ inches (8.8 cm.) wide. The patient was first seen two years previously to presentation, at which time she exhibited numerous flat, violaceous nodules, which became diffuse, forming one large lesion of varying thickness. The late Dr. Fordyce and other members of his staff who saw her at that time made a clinical diagnosis of sarcoid. A section was taken at that time for microscopic study by Dr. Satenstein and was diagnosed as fibroma molle. The lesion received twelve filtered roentgen-ray
Whitehouse HH. NEW YORK DERMATOLOGICAL SOCIETY. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1927;16(1):111–118. doi:10.1001/archderm.1927.02380010126018