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December 1956

FAILURE OF DERMABRASION IN NEVUS UNIUS LATERIS

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Cincinnati

AMA Arch Derm. 1956;74(6):681. doi:10.1001/archderm.1956.01550120101025
Abstract

From The Department of Dermatology and Syphilology, College of Medicine, University of Cincinnati.

It seems natural that with the initial interest and overenthusiasm in dermabrasion that this technique would be used, even when not indicated, for many different dermatological lesions. Rattner and Rein1 have emphasized the basic value and limitations of this technique. An effort was made to study the effect of dermabrasion in nevus unius lateris, both in early childhood and in the adult, since Kurtin* believed this technique should be limited to adult form of nevus unius lateris.

Three extensive cases, two children, under general anesthesia, and one adult, were treated by means of dermabrasion. All the patients showed recurrence of the lesions a short time after the operation. It is evident that portions of the pilosebaceous apparatus (and the epidermis?) remaining after the operation are adequate to serve as a stimulus for regeneration of this

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