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February 1950


Author Affiliations

President; Secretary March 18, 1948

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1950;61(2):329-332. doi:10.1001/archderm.1950.01530090159019

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Osteoma Cutis. Presented by Dr. Morris Leider.

G. S., a white woman aged 34, has been under observation at the Skin and Cancer Unit of the New York Post-Graduate Medical School and Hospital for the past seven years. There is a history of acne for the past twenty-one years.

Examination reveals scarring resulting from healed lesions of acne, with little frank activity of acne, considerable traumatic scarring with some fresh excoriations and rosacea-like erythema with telangiectasia. There are no milia present.

The patient submitted about twelve bone-hard concretions which she claimed that she had extracted from the skin of her face in recent months. Microchemical, histopathologic and roentgenologic analysis of these specimens revealed them to be true bone.

The blood calcium content is at the upper limits of normal. There is no evidence of constitutional, and particularly none of endocrine, disease.


Dr. Wilbert Sachs: I do not think

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