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.
ROBINSON HM, HARMON LE, FIRMINGER HI. Multiple Lipoidal Histiocytomas With Regression. Arch Dermatol. 1963;88(5):660–667. doi:10.1001/archderm.1963.01590230168023
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