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October 1963


Arch Dermatol. 1963;88(4):463-465. doi:10.1001/archderm.1963.01590220095013

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Diagnosis: Oncocytoma. Presented by Dr. Arthur B. Hyman.

Between 1947 and 1956, a man, now 69 years of age, had had a widespread eruption which was thought at times to be dermatitis herpetiformis and at other times, nummular eczema. On occasions erythroplasiform lesions were seen on the glans. In 1959 a tumor of the right parotid gland was removed. In 1961 another lesion, this time apparently of the skin alone, was removed from the right zygomatic area. The latter was an intradermal nevus with junction elements and, despite the patient's age, thought to have some characteristics of juvenile melanoma.

Seen again in 1962, still another lesion was found on the right side of the face between the ear and the outer canthus. To gross examination it was nodular and slightly crusted. The clinical diagnosis was cystic basal cell epithelioma. Histologically, however, a biopsy specimen proved to be an intradermal nevus

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