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May 1945


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President; Secretary Feb. 16, 1944

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1945;51(5):346-353. doi:10.1001/archderm.1945.01510230056012

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Neurofibromatosis (von Recklinghausen); Hemangioma of Thigh? Presented (by invitation) by Drs. Maurice Oppenheim and David Cohen.

Miss I. G., a white woman aged 27, presents numerous red nodules of varying size on the trunk and to a lesser degree on the extremities. They first appeared in 1937. These nodules are not particularly tender. Some are soft and fleshy; others are firm. There are several brown macules on the trunk.

On the right thigh there is an enormous tumor which has been operated on several times, accounting for the large irregular scar.

The Kahn reaction was negative, and the results of urinalysis and a blood count were normal.


Dr. Oliver S. Ormsby: It is interesting to see a patient with this type of lesion, which is called fibroma pendulum. I have a photograph of a large tumor extending down to the knee. Except for this tumor, the

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