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November 1963

Multiple Lipoidal Histiocytomas With Regression

Author Affiliations


From the Division of Dermatology of the Department of Medicine and the Department of Pathology, University of Maryland School of Medicine.

Arch Dermatol. 1963;88(5):660-667. doi:10.1001/archderm.1963.01590230168023

The case history and postmortem findings of a 47-year-old Negro female with numerous cutaneous nodules are reported.

The lesions characteristically passed through proliferative, granulomatous and xanthomatous, and healing phases.

The term "lipoidal histiocytoma" would seem preferable for this condition.

The features indicate a type of histiocytoma which has the ability to phagocytose lipids yet later undergo regression with reticulum and ceroid formation.

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