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December 1929


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1929;20(6):914-924. doi:10.1001/archderm.1929.01440060158019

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Nevus Pigmentosus. Presented by Dr. Weiss.  M. D., a boy, aged 10, had a pigmented mole of the left side of the face, for which he had been presented before the society two years previously. The consensus was that the mole should be let alone.At the time of the second presentation, the lesion showed signs of resolution. There was less color and considerable scarring or fibrosis. The patient was presented for therapeutic suggestions.

DISCUSSION  Dr. Satenstein: The margin of the lesion seemed to show some scar tissue.Dr. Weiss tells us that resolution was spontaneous. I gained the impression that improvement was due to treatment. We do know that in some cases of melanoma there is an increase of connective tissue. It remains quiescent for some time and then goes on to melanofibrosarcoma, always as a malignant process.Dr. MacKee: While it is conceivable that the lesion is improving

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