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July 1969


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Department of Dermatology University of Minnesota Mayo Memorial Bldg Minneapolis 55455

Arch Dermatol. 1969;100(1):124. doi:10.1001/archderm.1969.01610250130043

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To the Editor.—  Having read Dr. Shapiro's article on "Infantile Digital Fibromatosis and Aponeurotic Fibroma" (Arch Derm99:37-42 [Jan] 1969), I would like to report an additional patient and comment briefly on what I think was a significant event following biopsy of the lesion.

Report of a Case.—  The patient was a 9-month-old girl with the history of a slowly growing asymptomatic lesion on the small finger of the left hand for three months. Examination showed a 6 mm × 8 mm reddish-brown domeshaped papule on the dorsal aspect of the distal left small finger (Figure). X-ray films of the lesion showed no bone involvement. A biopsy was performed.The clinical and histologic findings were compatible with a diagnosis of infantile digital fibroma.

Comment.—  In Dr. Shapiro's comprehensive review of the literature he stated that some of these tumors had been interpreted as malignant and had been treated by

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