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March 1953


AMA Arch Derm Syphilol. 1953;67(3):328-331. doi:10.1001/archderm.1953.01540030091015

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Traumatic Hemangioma. Presented by Dr. Bernard Appel, Lynn, Mass.

M. C., a 14-year-old girl, was kicked in the right shin two years ago. After the injury, a black-and-blue swelling appeared. After several weeks the swelling assumed a pinkish-red color, which has persisted since. There is intermittent throbbing pain in the lesion.

On the anterior aspect of the right leg overlying the tibia 8 cm. above the ankle joint, there is a dull pinkish-red somewhat tender swelling measuring 5 cm. by 6 cm. The lesion appears to be in both skin and subcutaneous tissue.

The x-ray of the right leg showed nothing significant, both at the time of the original injury and one and one-half years later.


Dr. Francis P. McCarthy, Boston: In what way will trauma produce a tumor made up of blood vessels? In the light of the number of traumatic lesions suffered during a lifetime and the

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