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January 1935

CALCIFYING EPITHELIOMA

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KANSAS CITY, MO.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1935;31(1):48-57. doi:10.1001/archderm.1935.01460190051007
Abstract

"Calcifying epithelioma" does not occur in the index of practically all English texts. An example of this entity recently came to our attention and is herewith described.

REPORT OF A CASE  Miss R. F., aged 30, white, a school teacher, consulted Dr. Richard L. Sutton Sr., on April 15, 1933. She complained of a small tumor on the radial aspect of the dorsum of the right forearm. This lesion was a hard, round nodule the size of a hazelnut (about 1 cm. in diameter) projecting as a red, flattened hemisphere about 3 mm. above the level of the surface of the arm. The skin overlying it was thin and shining, and of pale cherry color with a few dilated capillaries running over the protuberance. The margin curved gently into the surrounding normal tissue, and the redness faded abruptly at the edge. On palpation (and the finger-tips tell as much as

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