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September 1967


Arch Dermatol. 1967;96(3):345-349. doi:10.1001/archderm.1967.01610030123022

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Benign Acanthosis Nigricans. Presented by Dr. Helen O. Curth.  The patient is a 17-year-old boy, who had been previously presented as a patient with benign acanthosis nigricans experimentally treated by a surgical shave procedure on the back of the neck (Arch Derm91:412, 1965). Presentation at this time is for follow-up to show the result of treatment by more and various surgical means.The original condition was one of extensive and severe involvement of the face and neck (Fig 1), chest, and back.In the past two years, the patient has undergone the following procedures: (1) dermabrasion of the face in February 1965; (2) dermabrasion of the anterior portion of the chest wall and both antecubital fossae in March 1966; and (3) excision of skin and subcutaneous tissue of the left axilla in December 1966. Grafts were taken from the thighs (Fig 2 and 3).There have been minor

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