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June 1932

MULTIPLE BASAL CELL EPITHELIOMAS ORIGINATING FROM CONGENITAL PIGMENTED BASAL CELL NEVI

Author Affiliations

Instructor in Dermatology CHICAGO

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1932;25(6):1002-1008. doi:10.1001/archderm.1932.01450021038002
Abstract

No case similar to the one here reported could be found in the literature. The patient's history follows.

REPORT OF CASE

A healthy woman, aged 38, had had numerous pigmented moles scattered over her face and neck since she could remember. One on her neck grew to a size of 15 by 20 mm. in childhood but had since remained quiescent. Except for this, they caused her no trouble until ten years prior to the time of this report when a mole on the left side of her nose began to grow. After it had attained a moderate size the condition was diagnosed as "lupus" and was treated energetically with the roentgen rays. So much of the cartilage was destroyed, either by the process or by the treatment, that surgical removal was necessary, and a skin graft of full thickness was made to remedy the defect in the nose.

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