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June 1961

A Tumor of Follicular Infundibulum: Report of a Case

Author Affiliations


From the Departments of Dermatology, Wayne State University College of Medicine, and Detroit Receiving Hospital (Hermann Pinkus, M.D., Chairman).

Arch Dermatol. 1961;83(6):924-927. doi:10.1001/archderm.1961.01580120036007

The organoid tumors of the skin have been a source of interest to dermatopathologists for many years. The most complete classification in this subject has been given by Pinkus1 in a table, classifying these tumors according to their degree of differentiation and their structural resemblance.

In this paper we are presenting an unusual epithelial tumor, and we believe this is an organoid tumor related to the follicular infundibulum, analogous anatomically to eccrine poroma, which is a tumor related to the intraepidermal part of the eccrine sweat duct.

Report of a Case 

History.—  A 78-year-old Negro woman, in good general health, acquired several small tumors on the sides of the face and the anterior neck over a period of about 9 months. The first one was observed in June, 1959, while she was being treated for stasis dermatitis, but did not call attention to its presence because it caused no

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