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March 1934


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1934;29(3):437-438. doi:10.1001/archderm.1934.01460090106013

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Steatocystoma Multiplex. Presented by Dr. S. C. Way.  J. H., aged 24, complains of innumerable nodules within the skin, which vary in size from that of a pinhead to that of a hazelnut and which occur chiefly on the chest, abdomen and buttocks and, to a lesser extent, on the arms and forehead.The nodules were noticed first three and one-half years ago; since then they have been increasing in number and size. No discomfort is felt except when infection occurs. The skin over the nodules appears to be normal. When a nodule is incised, a yellowish, thick, slightly transparent material can be expressed.

DISCUSSION  Dr. J. M. Graves: I should like to ask Dr. Way to say something about the treatment of the condition.Dr. S. C. Way: The only treatment that I know of is to incise each cyst and express the contents. Roentgen therapy may, of course,

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