Recently, R. L. Sutton, Jr.,1 reported two instances of a fissured granulomatous growth in the mouth situated in the superior labioalveolar sulcus. Both cases occurred in women, and in both the small solitary tumors had been present for several weeks and had persisted without any marked increase in size during that period.
The histologic structure of the two lesions was practically identical. The epidermis was acanthotic and bisected by a deep fissure, at the bottom of which a wedge-shaped tongue of connective tissue separated the ends of the epidermis. In the cutis there were a marked proliferation of connective tissue, a cellular infiltration in which polymorphonuclear leukocytes predominated and numerous new blood vessels.
A third case, which also occurred in a woman, aged 43, has since been reported by R. L. Sutton.2 The clinical features and the pathologic findings did not differ from those just described.
DIASIO FA. GRANULOMA FISSURATUM, SUTTON (GRANULOMA TELANGIECTODES FISSURATUM): REPORT OF A CASE. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1933;28(4):521–525. doi:10.1001/archderm.1933.01460040064007
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