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August 1924

Society Transactions

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1924;10(2):225-267. doi:10.1001/archderm.1924.02360260088009

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Regular Monthly Meeting, Dec. 10, 1923 

Fred D. Weidman, M.D., Presiding 

Syringocystoma. Presented by Dr. Corson for Dr. Knowles.  A painter, white, aged 43, presented an eruption on the anterior surface of the trunk of at least twenty-five years' duration. The eruption began with a few papules which gradually increased in number, mainly at the periphery, until there were now several hundred lesions. The patient was 17 or 18 years old when he first noticed the outbreak. For the past few years they had appeared in the supraclavicular and axillary regions. The individual lesions were about 3 mm. in diameter and flattened where exposed to pressure. The diagnosis made clinically was benign cystic epithelioma. Biopsy confirmed this diagnosis.

DISCUSSION  Dr. Schamberg commented that from a rapid survey of the skin, it would seem that the diagnosis of syringocystoma would be fully justified. Throughout the entire skin there

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