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A Case for Diagnosis. Presented by Dr. John G. Downing, Boston.
This white boy, aged 2 years, has had birth marks on both axillae since birth, according to the mother's statement. At five months, a small nodule was noted on one breast under the skin, but not adherent. The nodule increased in size during the next three weeks, after which the skin presented bluish mottling. It then regressed. Since that time the patient has had other nodules on the anterior portion of the chest, axillae and inner aspects of the upper parts of the arms. One broke down and was evacuated. The nodules have never been tender.On each axilla there is a vascular nevus which occupies an area about 2½ inches (6 cm.) square. On the anterior portion of the chest, axillae and inner aspects of the upper parts of the arms are subcutaneous tumors which vary in size
Blaisdell JH, Jacoby R. NEW ENGLAND DERMATOLOGICAL SOCIETY. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1934;30(2):325–329. doi:10.1001/archderm.1934.01460140151021
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