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July 1950

GRANULAR CELL MYOBLASTOMA: Report of a Case Simulating Granuloma Inguinale

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From the Department of Dermatology and Syphilology of the New York

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1950;62(1):109-116. doi:10.1001/archderm.1950.01530140113012

IN 1926 Abrikossoff1 first described a peculiar tumor which he later concluded was derived from primitive myoblasts and to which he gave the name of ``myoblastoma.'' In 1945 Crane and Tremblay2 were able to gather 162 cases, including 5 of their own. A review of the literature through September 19493 disclosed an additional 58 cases which with the addition of our own bring the total to 221. Since 20.4 per cent of myoblastomas are of the skin and subcutis, involvement of these areas being second in frequency to involvement of the tongue (37.6 per cent),3a it is apparent that approximately 50 per cent of the reported cases are of dermatologic interest. Despite this statistical importance, the articles by Tuta and Schmidt,4 Bloom and Ginzler3c and Cipollaro and Einhorn3d and the case presentations by Ebert and Slepyan5 and by Printz3f are

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