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April 1930

LYMPHOBLASTOMA: A REPORT OF TWO CASES

Author Affiliations

NEW YORK

From the Department of Dermatology, Vanderbilt Clinic, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1930;21(4):595-614. doi:10.1001/archderm.1930.01440100081009
Abstract

We have recently had the opportunity to study two cases of cutaneous tumor formation. We found that these tumors consisted of small round cells which we considered to be of lymphoblastic derivation. These two cases were presented at the New York Academy of Medicine and there was a divergence of opinion as to whether the condition was leukemia, Hodgkin's disease, lymphosarcoma or mycosis fungoides. One of them was regarded clinically as a case of either Hodgkin's disease or lymphosarcoma; the other, as either mycosis fungoides d'emblee, leukemia or cutaneous sarcoma. Biopsies from these cases were presented to several authorities. In our first case, opinion as to diagnosis varied from Hodgkin's disease to leukemia to lymphosarcoma. In the second case, the opinion was that the condition was lymphosarcoma or a small cell sarcoma. In an attempt to classify our cases definitely we studied pertinent literature and found that there were two

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