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January 1962

Multiple Noduli Cutanei: An Unusual Case of Multiple Noduli Cutanei in a Patient with Hydronephrosis

Author Affiliations


From the Department of Dermatology of the New York University Post-Graduate Medical School and the Skin and Cancer Unit of the University Hospital.

Arch Dermatol. 1962;85(1):89-94. doi:10.1001/archderm.1962.01590010095011

The meaning of cutaneous nodules has exercised dermatologists since Unna's description of the entity, nodulus cutaneus, in his textbook1 of 1896. Since then most of the literature concerning this condition has dealt with the pathogenesis of the lesions. We do not wish, in this paper, further to labor the question as to whether these lesions are: (a) post-inflammatory fibromas (Unna,2 Arning and Lewandowsky,3 Michelson4); (b) post-traumatic histiocytic proliferations (Woringer,5 Senear and Caro,6 Rentiers and Montgomery,7 Arnold and Tilden8); or (c) sclerosing hemangiomas (Gross and Wollbach9). Rather, we wish to report a case of cutaneous nodules because of certain noteworthy and uncommon features and findings, namely: (1) the large number of nodules present; (2) the unusual clinical aspects of some of the tumefactions; (3) the fact that the patient and her daughter have cutaneous nodules and both had hydronephrosis which required operative

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