This study concerns a type of nevus which has found little attention in the American literature. McCarthy1 in his textbook on the histopathology of cutaneous diseases gave a clear histologic picture of the connective tissue nevus and cited the instructive description of Gans.2 He also mentioned that he had seen sections from such a lesion in Arndt's collection in Berlin. However, I could find no other mention of the connective tissue nevus in any of the American textbooks on dermatology or in any of the periodicals.
REVIEW OF LITERATURE
Original Reports; Nomenclature.—The first 3 cases of connective tissue nevus were reported by Lewandowsky3 (1921) under the name of ``naevus elasticus regionis mammariae.'' Lipschütz4 in 1922 reported 4 more cases as instances of Pflastersteinnaevi (paving stone nevi). In the same year, 1922, With and Kissmeyer,5 after they read the paper by
STEINER K. CONNECTIVE TISSUE NEVUS. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1944;50(3):183–190. doi:10.1001/archderm.1944.01510150035006
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