ALTHOUGH benign lymphocytomas have been described in the literature since 1906 and approximately 56 cases are reported, there is still some doubt expressed in textbooks of dermatology as to the exact classification of this non-malignant lymphocytic growth. Sutton and Sutton1 stated that they were hesitant to admit the existence of a wholly benign adult lymphocytoma. Ormsby and Montgomery2 in their brief discussion stated that "dermatologists, under the title of lymphocytoma of the skin, have described miliary nodules, especially on the face, but also occurring on the scrotum and extremities, which simulated clinically a miliary sarcoid or lupus miliaris disseminatus." Further, they stated that there are no hemocytological changes and that the similarity of the histological changes to those seen in the more benign types of follicular lymphoblastomas would suggest a close relationship between the two conditions. Andrews3 described both solitary and miliary lymphocytomas.
Jadassohn,4 in 1906,
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