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September 1953


AMA Arch Derm Syphilol. 1953;68(3):341-347. doi:10.1001/archderm.1953.01540090103018

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Congenital Cicatrizing Annular Band of the Forearm. Presented by Dr. Orlando Canizares.

C. D., an infant girl aged 7 months, shortly after birth was noticed by her parents to have constricting bands about the forearms. Otherwise the infant was normal. There is no history of a similar deformity in the family.

Examination is essentially normal except for a deep cicatrizing annular band at the level of the distal third of the left forearm. The soft tissues of the left hand, especially on its dorsal aspect, seem slightly edematous. There are no changes in the color of the skin. The cicatrizing band in its dorsal aspect is about 1 cm. higher than in its flexor aspect. For this reason it does not form a complete ring. On the right forearm there is a similar, but less pronounced, groove at the same level, noticeable only on the flexor aspect.

Roentgenograms showed soft-tissue

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