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November 1963

Analysis of Ectopic Bone in Osteoma Cutis

Author Affiliations


Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, University of Minnesota (Dr. Peterson).

Department of Biochemistry, University of Minnesota (Drs. Carlson, Singer, and Armstrong).

Arch Dermatol. 1963;88(5):540-545. doi:10.1001/archderm.1963.01590230048006

Specimens of ectopic bone from human skin were analyzed for their mineral content and found to correspond to normal bone. Microradiographs, calcium45 studies, and autoradiographs were used to elucidate the nature of the ectopic bone. In addition, the uptake of tetracycline was demonstrated by a fluorescence technique.