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October 1955


AMA Arch Derm. 1955;72(4):376-377. doi:10.1001/archderm.1955.03730340074014

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Lymphangioma Circumscriptum. Presented by Dr. Royal M. Montgomery.

E. McH., a girl aged 4 years, has had the present dermatosis since the age of four months.

Upon examination, there are grouped vesicles in the left clavicular area. These measure about 2 in. by ½ in., some in linear formation. They are made up of small translucent vesicles and some are angiomatous in character. The clear-colored vesicles when opened ooze a serous fluid.

Case is presented for suggestions as to therapy.


Dr. Anthony N. Domonkos: I treated a child who had similar lesions and obtained good results with dry ice.

Dr. Thomas N. Graham: I think electrodesiccation is the treatment of choice. I had a case with similar lesions which was cured with one treatment. I think the exudate is from the treatment with solid carbon dioxide. I believe that electrodesiccation gives the better result.

Dr. Charles F. Post: I

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