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September 1944

CONNECTIVE TISSUE NEVUS

Author Affiliations

NEW YORK

From the New York Skin and Cancer Unit, New York Post-Graduate Medical School and Hospital, Columbia University.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1944;50(3):183-190. doi:10.1001/archderm.1944.01510150035006
Abstract

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

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