Causal relation between the development of a malignant neoplasm and a single trauma is always a moot question. The history in our case appears to be definite, as the patient was under observation from the time of the injury until the new growth developed. We therefore felt that this case was of sufficient interest to report.
REPORT OF CASE
H. W., a white man aged 40, owner of a lumber mill, was in good health all his life. One year before we first examined him he bumped his forehead against a wooden beam. Immediately afterward a hematoma the size of a small marble appeared at the site of injury. It remained the same size for approximately six months, at which time a physician made an unsuccessful attempt to aspirate the lesion. After this there was a gradual enlargement of the tumor. The patient stated that there was no lesion of
ELLER JJ, KEST LH. SARCOMA ARISING IN AN ORGANIZED HEMATOMA RESULTING FROM A SINGLE TRAUMA: REPORT OF A CASE. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1941;43(5):813–816. doi:10.1001/archderm.1941.01490230053006
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