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May 1924


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1924;9(5):599-601. doi:10.1001/archderm.1924.02360230059008

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Case 1.—  Mrs. A. G. F., aged 78, white, married, was referred to me by Dr. J. Lawn Thompson, Washington, D. C. Since birth she had had an extensive bluish-red capillary angioma which involved the right side of her face and extended from below and anterior to her right ear across her cheek, including her lower lip and reaching to the angle of her mouth on the opposite side. The lesion extended into her mouth, involving the gums of the lower jaw and the under-surface of the tongue. In the latter location the lesion took on the characteristics of a cavernous angioma, the individual vessel being the size of a wheat straw and easily demonstrable. In view of extensive elongation of the lower lip in recent years, I judged this to be a compensatory enlargement of the veins.The patient said that the lesion had given no trouble except through

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