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April 1946


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President; Secretary Nov. 28, 1944

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1946;53(4):413-428. doi:10.1001/archderm.1946.01510330111013

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Multiple Pigmented Hairy Nevi (Melanocarcinoma?). Presented by Dr. A. Benson Cannon.

J. H., a boy aged 14 months, was seen in consultation Aug. 8, 1944, for an opinion regarding treatment of multiple pigmented hairy nevi. After a biopsy

Multiple pigmented hairy nevi.

study of a specimen taken shortly after birth, a diagnosis of melanocarcinoma was made. The patient is the only child of healthy parents, born at full term, normal delivery and apparently healthy except for numerous disseminated, brown, hairy, molelike lesions all over the body and extremities, most numerous on the upper part of the chest and on the sides of the face. A second biopsy, taken six weeks later from another hairy, pigmented lesion, was reported as confirming the previous diagnosis. The child has developed normally both mentally and physically; no signs of malignant growths have appeared, and as far as the mother and family physician know

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