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August 1964

Adenoma Sebaceum Showing a Cauliflower-Like Growth

Author Affiliations


From the Department of Dermatology and Syphilology, University of Wisconsin Medical Center.

Arch Dermatol. 1964;90(2):229-231. doi:10.1001/archderm.1964.01600020097023

A patient with tuberous sclerosis having a peculiar cauliflower-like growth on the face is reported. The histological findings even in this unusual clinical picture support the findings of Nickel and Reed1 that adenoma sebaceum must be a hamartoma chiefly of collagenous tissue with other changes being secondary. A review of many papers with their photographs as well as the classification of Butterworth and Wilson2 fail to show or mention the unusual cauliflower-like growth seen on the face of this patient with tuberous sclerosis.

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