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February 1953

AMYLOID "TUMOR FORMATION" OF SKIN

Author Affiliations

BROOKLYN

From the Departments of Pathology and Dermatology, Jewish Hospital of Brooklyn.

AMA Arch Derm Syphilol. 1953;67(2):187-190. doi:10.1001/archderm.1953.01540020065012
Abstract

LOCALIZED amyloidosis is not an uncommon syndrome in medical literature. However, its appearance simulating tumor formation, particularly in the skin, is a most unusual finding. The case here presented is reported primarily for its rarity.

REPORT OF A CASE

The patient, a married woman, aged 56, a housekeeper, was first referred to the outpatient department of the Jewish Hospital of Brooklyn, by Dr. M. G. Wasch on May 14, 1951. At that time she presented a "growth" on her nose, which she claimed had been present for approximately one year. The growth, following its first appearance, had increased in size rather rapidly for about six months and then had remained stationary up to the time of examination. There were no symptoms aside from the cosmetic problem presented by its appearance.

Examination on admission disclosed a well-nourished middle-aged woman whose general physical examination presented no important abnormalities aside from the

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