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December 1982

Cutaneous Neuroma

Arch Dermatol. 1982;118(12):960-961. doi:10.1001/archderm.1982.01650240004004

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To the Editor.—  In an excellent article entitled "Palisaded, Encapsulated Neuromas of the Skin" in the Archives (1972;106:865-870), Reed et al reported 33 cases of true cutaneous neuroma out of 36,000 skin specimens. I report herein an additional case of this uncommon lesion in an uncommon location.

Report of a Case.—  In April 1982, a 52-year-old man was initially seen with a basal cell carcinoma on the right side of the upper lip. The patient also had been aware of a growth of gradually increasing size on the left lateral aspect of the neck. He stated that the lesion had been present for about six months. Physical examination disclosed a dome-shaped sessile solitary papule 2 mm in diameter and projecting approximately 2 mm above the skin surface. It was skin-colored, firm, nontender, and painless. On palpation it seemed to be situated in the dermis and did not herniate. The surface

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