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June 1962


Arch Dermatol. 1962;85(6):787-788. doi:10.1001/archderm.1962.01590060097022

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Fibrotic Tumor of Scalp After Injection of Foreign Material. Presented by Dr. Ralph B. Coomber.  A white male, age 46, noticed loss of his scalp hair beginning about 1936. This process continued and became of considerable concern to him because of his being a stage and screen actor. In 1945, on noticing an advertisement in a Los Angeles newspaper, he consulted the "doctor" who injected the patient's scalp with a material in various planes through one central point. Considerable tenderness followed with swelling extending to the orbital areas. Since that time he has had an elevated bald area of the scalp. The tenderness later disappeared. He believes that he can extend the mass at the periphery by pressure and that there has been some recent increase in size.

Physical Examination.—  Over the frontal aspect of the scalp is a plateau-like elevated area measuring 10 X 12 cm. in diameter with

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