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December 1947

GRANULAR CELL MYOBLASTOMAReport of Two Cases

Author Affiliations

NEW YORK; ALBANY, N. Y.

From the Skin and Cancer Unit, New York Post-Graduate Medical School and Hospital, Columbia University.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1947;56(6):812-818. doi:10.1001/archderm.1947.01520120100011
Abstract

A BRIKOSSOFF1 in 1926 described a group of peculiar tumors to which he gave the name myoblastic myoma. Other reports of this unusual type of growth followed, particularly in the European literature. Although the location of the majority of lesions which have been reported places them in the province of dermatologists, American dermatologic literature contains, at the time of writing only one paper on the subject, that of Tuta and Schmidt,2 and the only dermatologic textbook mentioning this form of myoblastic growth is that of Ormsby and Montgomery.3

Klemperer4 in 1934 thoroughly reviewed the literature on this subject and reported 44 cases, including 6 of his own. These tumors occurred in all parts of the body. In 1937 Gray and Gruenfeld5 summarized the literature of 77 cases and added 5 others having the characteristics of myoblastoma. In 1942 Iglauer6 reported3 cases of myoblastoma of

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