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July 18, 1977

Visible and Palpable Lesions in Children

Author Affiliations

University of Texas Health Science Center at Dallas Dallas

JAMA. 1977;238(3):256. doi:10.1001/jama.1977.03280030062029

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Pediatric patients frequently are brought to a physician after an unusual lump, bump, or other skin marking has been noted. The importance of these lesions runs the full gamut from benign and innocuous to highly lethal. Some lesions such as the hemangioma can grow and appear quite menacing before undergoing their natural course of resolution.

All physicians who treat children are confronted with these problems. After many years as teacher and physician, Dr Everett Koop has compiled his personal experiences and produced an invaluable monograph, a 117-page pearl-laden volume that one can peruse and digest in a short time.

The first seven chapters discuss lesions by anatomical area. Separate chapters are devoted to the head and face, the neck, the thorax, the abdomen, the inguinal area, the scrotum and penis, the rectum and perineum, and the extremities and skin. For obvious reasons, hemangiomas and lymphangiomas merit separate chapters, and the