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February 1957


AMA Arch Derm. 1957;75(2):312-314. doi:10.1001/archderm.1957.01550140156038

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Lymphoblastoma. Presented by Dr. Eugene F. Traub.

A white woman aged 48 presented a tumor mass on the left cheek. The surface was nodular and had a semitranslucent cast, with superficial telangiectatic vessels crossing over the surface. The condition had its onset about two years ago with infiltrated lesions on the left malar region, which spread to involve the entire area. There is a history of injury to the same area about 27 years ago.

A complete blood count and a urinalysis were within normal limits.

The report on the biopsy specimen was lymphoblastoma.


Dr. Louis Goldstein: In addition to the tumor on her face, the patient shows on some other exposed parts of the cutaneous surface a pruriginous eruption which is worse in summer. Does Dr. Traub consider it a part of the lymphomatous process or as hydroa aestivale?

Dr. Albert M. Kligman: Can

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