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March 1972

Classification for Limbal Dermoid Choristomas and Branchial Arch AnomaliesPresentation of an Unusual Case

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School, and Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1972;87(3):305-314. doi:10.1001/archopht.1972.01000020307014

The first case recorded in the literature is presented of multiple findings of bilateral limbal dermoid choristomas, small hypopharynx, generalized lymphadenopathy including follicular conjunctivitis, cutaneous nevoid lesions, incontinentia pigmenti, incomplete alopecia, mental retardation, and growth retardation. The topic of dermoids is reviewed in detail both clinically and histologically. The neurocutaneous syndromes are discussed. A new classification is proposed for case reports of branchial arch anomalies with or without dermoids or any other outstanding features.