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April 1969


Arch Dermatol. 1969;99(4):499-505. doi:10.1001/archderm.1969.01610220127022

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Giant Mucocutaneous Papillomatoses. Presented by Rafael Andrade, MD.  At New York University we have collected several cases depicting a lesion for which I am offering the name giant mucocutaneous papillomatosis. Regardless of their exact location these lesions all have a tendency to recur and, while some of them may be benign, others are malignant. Slides of six such cases will be presented.The first case (courtesy of Dr. P. Henkind, Department of Ophthalmology, New York University Medical Center), is that of an 8-year-old girl who had a verrucous lesion involving the caruncle and the adjoining palpebral and bulbar conjunctiva of the left eye (Fig 1). This lesion was excised four years ago. It recurred one year later and was re-excised. The histopathologic diagnosis was benign conjunctival papilloma (Fig 2).The second case (courtesy of Dr. A.H. Gladstein) is that of a 79-year-old man who had a verrucous lesion involving the right side of the nasal septum and adjacent skin that had been enlarging over a period of ten months (Fig 3). A biopsy taken during its

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