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August 1970


Author Affiliations

Department of Dermatology Wayne State University School of Medicine and Detroit General Hospital Detroit, Mich

Arch Dermatol. 1970;102(2):233. doi:10.1001/archderm.1970.04000080105024

To the Editor.—  We would like to report the development of bone tissue in an organoid nevus1 that was only superficially destroyed by curettage and electrodesiccation.

Report of a Case.—  A 42-year-old white woman was seen on Jan 10, 1966, because of three yellowish-colored, well-defined papules, measuring about one-half centimeter in diameter on her right cheek. They were arranged in a linear distribution. Clinically they resembled nevus cell nevi. They were treated by curettage and electrodesiccation.Histologically all three lesions showed similar changes. The epidermis was papillomatous. In the corium there were multiple sebaceous glands and small or incompletely formed hair follicles. The histologic diagnosis was organoid nevus.The patient returned on Nov 25, 1969 because of a recurrence of the lesions. These were excised and the resulting defect was sutured.Histologically the epidermis was acanthotic. The corium showed multiple hyperplastic lobules of sebaceous glands and several small incompletely

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