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May 1957

Hair-Follicle Nevus: Report of a Case and a Review of the Literature Concerning This Lesion and Some Related Conditions

AMA Arch Derm. 1957;75(5):678-684. doi:10.1001/archderm.1957.01550170046008

As far as we have been able to tell, after a thorough review of world literature, the lesion we are here reporting has not previously been described in America. We have found only four or five papers, mainly in German, which deal with identical or similar cases.

Report of Case

A white man aged 48, in good health, had a lesion of 10 years' duration, which grew slowly through the years. Slightly medial to and 2.5 cm. below the left lateral canthus he had a nodule 4 mm. in diameter at the base. It was flesh-colored, and mound-shaped to give a two-tier effect. Its outer border had a rolled appearance. Three fine blond hairs projected from the center. It was symptomless, and there was no history of bleeding or change in color. The lesion was excised and healed without event.