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December 1955


AMA Arch Derm. 1955;72(6):579-589. doi:10.1001/archderm.1955.03730360085015

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Keratoacanthoma and Epitheliomas. Presented by Dr. James Webster and Dr. Stanley Huff, and (by invitation) Dr. Leonard Hoit.

History.—The patient is a 62-year-old white man, who complains of a rapidly growing lesion of the left upper eyelid. About Jan. 24, 1955, he first noticed a small "pimple" on the left upper eyelid, which grew rapidly in size. He dates the onset from the time he was struck in that area by a small chip of slate in the course of his work as a roofer.

Physical Examination.—On further examination, a small epithelioma was found on the right upper eyelid, and a malignant-appearing lesion behind the left ear. The lesion of the right lid was treated 16 days ago with 6000 r of contact x-ray. The remainder of the history and physical examination were noncontributory.

Laboratory Findings.—The biopsy of the lesion of the left ear (posterior) did not

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