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March 1936


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1936;33(3):495-505. doi:10.1001/archderm.1936.01470090085006

For some time I have been removing tiny tags of skin from the necks of middle-aged women without having an accurate idea as to their proper nosologic classification. Because of my uncertainty in regard to this I have discussed the question with a number of my dermatologic confrères both in this country and abroad, only to find that they are apparently in the same quandary. The lesions have been looked on by some persons as soft fibromas, by some as common, plane or digitate warts and by others as a manifestation of Recklinghausen's disease. One colleague stated that for many years he had looked on them as fibromas but that he had recently come to regard them as warts. Faced with this uncertainty, I reviewed the texts and current literature available and found practically nothing on the subject. This, then, is my excuse for discussing lesions which are so