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October 1927


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1927;16(4):504-508. doi:10.1001/archderm.1927.02380040125013

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Fibrosarcoma. Presented by Dr. Jamieson.  W. P., aged 38, proprietor of a restaurant, had noticed a small mass in the right cheek ten years previously; it enlarged, was opened, and a serous fluid was drained. Other masses appeared on the forehead and enlarged; they recurred after excision on two occasions. At the time of presentation there were firm, nodular masses surrounding the scar left by the excisions, and a smaller erythematous, fluctuating tumor at the border of the scalp. The surface of the nodules was telangiectatic. The pathologist reported it to be "a non-encapsulated cellular fibroma, sugestive of fibrosarcoma."

DISCUSSION  Dr. Stevens: I would suggest electrocoagulation as a more effective treatment than irradiation.Dr. Wile: Histologically, the tumors look malignant. They tend to recur locally, but are relatively benign.

A Case for Diagnosis. Presented by Dr. Shaffer.  F. J., aged 43, a truck driver, in good general health, had had

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