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June 1940


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1940;41(6):1191-1197. doi:10.1001/archderm.1940.01490120193023

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Hypertrophic Nevus of the Scalp, Face and Oral Mucosa. Presented by Dr. Carroll S. Wright.  J. S., a white man aged 20, presents extensive coalescent patches of cauliflower-like hypertrophic and verrucous epithelial growth involving most of the scalp, particularly the left half. This tendency to hyperkeratotic overgrowth is also present on the left side of the forehead and on both sides of the face, occurring here and there in linear bands. There is also involvement of the left ear, left upper eyelid, left half of both lips and left half of the hard and soft palate and both halves of the tongue. Within the past five weeks a small vegetative patch of hyperkeratosis has appeared in the interscapular region. Serologic tests of the blood have given negative results. About fifteen years ago the chin, the under surface of the jaw and the right half of the neck were treated "with

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