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March 1954


AMA Arch Derm Syphilol. 1954;69(3):391-394. doi:10.1001/archderm.1954.01540150137021

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Nevoid Growth (?). Presented by Dr. John P. Scully, Reading.

D. W., a white boy, aged 2 years, presents a number of slightly raised, yellowish plaques confined to the right thigh. They are somewhat linear, tumescent, raised, yellowish plaques with a slightly pigskin-like surface extending about 3 by 4 fingerbreadths over the lateral surface of the right thigh.

The parents have noted the process from birth. The lesions are asymptomatic and apparently have not changed materially. The child is normal in development and has had no serious illnesses.

The report of the biopsy specimen was as follows: "The architecture of this specimen of skin had not been particularly disturbed except in the center of the section where there had been some compaction of the fibrous tissue and the fat was seen high in the dermis. The epidermis was within normal limits and there was no inflammatory reaction" (Dr. Herman Beerman). Pathol

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