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September 1971

Primary Osteoma Cutis

Author Affiliations

USNR; USNR, Beaufort, SC

From the surgical (Dr. O'Donnell) and laboratory (Dr. Geller) services, US Naval Hospital, Beaufort, SC. Dr. O'Donnell is now with the Boston City Hospital, and Dr. Geller is with the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York.

Arch Dermatol. 1971;104(3):325-326. doi:10.1001/archderm.1971.04000210099020

Primary osteoma cutis occurred in a 19-year-old white boy. The cutaneous calcification has a unique congenital and noninvasive nature. The radiologic and histologic features of the lesions are illustrated. It seems likely that this lesion arises as a membranous osseous hamartoma.

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