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December 1934


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1934;30(6):865-880. doi:10.1001/archderm.1934.01460180107019

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Multiple Giant Cell Sarcoma of the Epulis Type. Presented by Dr. Howard Fox, New York.  This patient was presented before the New York Dermatological Society on March 27, 1934 (Arch. Dermat. & Syph.30:745 [Nov.] 1934).

DISCUSSION  Dr. J. Gardner Hopkins, New York: It is hard to see how these multiple soft tumors, which are bilateral and symmetrical and are limited to the hands, can be sarcomas. I hesitate to argue about the histology when I have looked at the section only for a couple of minutes. It is a long time since I have seen a giant cell sarcoma. The chief thing I remember is the staphyloid giant cells. In epulis tumors the cells have the same character. I wonder whether this condition might be xanthoma or something of that sort with a giant cell reaction.Dr. David L. Satenstein, New York: I did not get the impression

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