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March 1938

MESENCHYMOMA: A NEW TYPE OF TURBAN TUMOR

Author Affiliations

CINCINNATI; LEXINGTON, KY.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1938;37(3):444-450. doi:10.1001/archderm.1938.01480090073007
Abstract

The study of the rather uncommon tumors of the scalp continues to be interesting and, unfortunately, confusing. The confusion comes chiefly from the group of nonepitheliomatous tumors, which includes especially atypical sarcoma and the so-called endothelioma. In cases in which such a condition is present we believe it is preferable to describe only the morphologic picture and to omit personal interpretations. In this way the more important clinical aspects, as regards appearance, prognosis and therapy, can be evaluated critically. It is necessary, of course, to include extensive histologic analyses, so that the morphologic study may be as complete as possible. Naturally, the opinion of the trained oncologist is required. The case we shall describe illustrates well the problems which confront the student of tumors of the scalp.

REPORT OF CASE  T. G., a Negro aged 47, a porter, first noticed in 1926 or 1927 a small (2 cm.) hard subcutaneous

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