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March 1971

Society Transactions

Arch Dermatol. 1971;103(3):347-350. doi:10.1001/archderm.1971.04000150117034


Lymphocytoma Cutis. Presented by Herbert Goldschmidt, MD, Marvin Abrams, MD, and Maurice A. Thew, MD.  Ten months ago, this 42-year-old man, who had been well previously except for mild hypertension, noticed several asymptomatic flesh-colored papules on his scalp which he thought were "blisters." later these coalesced to form a large lobulated nodular lesion, 3 cm by 4 cm in diameter, surrounded by several smaller nodules. The patient has remained well generally. A blood cell count was normal. Two biopsy specimens were obtained; one was read as possible lymphocytoma and the other as nonspecific dermatitis.Treatment with intralesional corticosteroid injections produced a transient diminution in size. X-radiation with a Sieman's Dermopan II superficial therapy unit (factors: 43KV, 0.6 mm Al added filter, HVL 0.4 mm, Al, D1/2 in tissue 5 mm) in a dosage of 250 roentgens at two-week intervals to a total of 1,000

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