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May 1948

DISFIGURING SEQUELAE FROM RADIUM THERAPYResults of Treatment of a Birthmark Adjacent to the Breast in a Female Infant

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1948;57(5):918-919. doi:10.1001/archderm.1948.01520180135015

An opportunity was presented to observe G. S., a white girl, aged 12, whom we had recently treated in 1935. Her right breast was mature, but the left breast was dwarfed to about one-quarter the normal size. The nipple and areola were not involved. At the medial and inferior border was a linear band devoid of pigment. This area showed no atrophy, induration, telangiectasis or keratosis.

Chagrin attended the review of her record. She had been referred by the family physician when she was 3 months old. At that time, she presented a rapidly growing tumor (duration one month) involving the region of the left breast. The history was not unusual; the infant was developing normally. A dermatologic examination revealed no abnormalities except for an agioma cavernosum, 6 cm. in its greatest diameter, roughly the size of a small apple, topped by a nevus vasculosus, 1 cm. in diameter. The

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