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August 1943

ADENOMA SEBACEUM TREATED BY SOLID CARBON DIOXIDE

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1943;48(2):198-199. doi:10.1001/archderm.1943.01510020057013

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Abstract

More or less satisfactory results have been obtained in cases of adenoma sebaceum with various therapeutic methods, such as electrolysis, electrodesiccation, cautery and ultraviolet irradiation.

The case reported herein demonstrates the ease and efficiency with which small or moderate-sized lesions of adenoma sebaceum may be eradicated by solid carbon dioxide.

REPORT OF A CASE

R. H., a Jewess aged 30, entered the clinic for treatment of lesions on her toes.

Examination showed numerous shiny flesh-colored to erythematous papules 1 to 4 mm. in diameter on the forehead, nose, cheeks and chin. Telangiectasia was observed among the lesions. On some of the toes were nontender, smooth flesh-colored nodules ranging from 3 to 8 mm. in diameter. These nodules were attached to the nail folds of the first and third toes of the right foot and the first, second and third toes of the left foot.

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