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September 1957


AMA Arch Derm. 1957;76(3):365-368. doi:10.1001/archderm.1957.01550210091019

Pigmented (Junction?) Nevus on the Nose, with Signs of Activity. Presented by Dr. John Garb.

A girl aged 16 years has a growth on the nose of seven months' duration. She states that a "pimple" appeared on the nose, which became irritated by acts of blowing the nose. Her physician is said to have applied an "acid" to the lesion which first turned white and then black a few days later. The growth enlarged slowly for two months, but has not changed in size in the last five months.

The patient presents a well-defined, light-purplish-red, firm, raised nodule 1.5 by 1 cm. on the right ala nasi. There is a matchhead-sized satellite growth projecting from the middle of the outer side. The surface is rounded but somewhat cobbled because of projection of pinpoint- to pinhead- and matchhead-sized papules. The lesion involves the skin only and does not extend

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