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June 19, 1926


JAMA. 1926;86(25):1905-1907. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.26720510001013

J. G., a boy, aged 20, came to me complaining of a small mass over the left nasal bone, which had been present for the last thirteen years. For the last two years it had been getting larger, until at the time I saw him, it was the size of a hazelnut. He came for medical help because of cosmetic reasons. The patient did not remember the mass appearing after a blow, but stated that it may have been there from childhood, and remembered seeing it first about thirteen years previously. On careful questioning, he said that when the mass first appeared, as far as he could remember, a doctor told him that by lancing the mass it would disappear and the trouble would clear up. It was probably then mistaken for a cyst. Fortunately resort to this treatment was not made. Six years previously, a simple mastoidectomy had been