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June 1960


AMA Arch Derm. 1960;81(6):1053-1056. doi:10.1001/archderm.1960.03730060169040

Multiple Benign Cystic Epitheliomas. Presented by Dr. S. William Levy.  A 25-year-old white woman has had numerous small nodules on the face for 15 years. Gradually, the lesions have been enlarging and the patient has become more self-conscious about them. She desires dermabrasion, realizing that improvement would only be temporary and of a cosmetic nature.

Discussion  Dr. Gilbert A. Beirne: This patient presents an interesting and important problem. Currently I have had the opportunity of following one of the members of a family investigated geneologically by Drs. Underwood and Gall, which presents this same disease. It is significant that many of the lesions are enlarging, and it is known that true malignancies may result. This girl is developing nodules in the nasolabial folds and some at the inner canthi that may foretell degeneration. In addition, the cosmetic problem in a young girl is important.The question is whether or

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