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December 1972

Palisaded, Encapsulated Neuromas of the Skin

Author Affiliations

New Orleans; Atlanta; East Point, Ga

From the Department of Pathology, Tulane University School of Medicine, and Charity Hospital of Louisiana, New Orleans (Dr. Reed), the Department of Dermatology, Emory University School of Medicine, Decatur, Ga (Dr. Fine), and South Fulton Hospital, East Point, Ga (Dr. Meltzer).

Arch Dermatol. 1972;106(6):865-870. doi:10.1001/archderm.1972.01620150051016

The palisaded, encapsulated neuroma is a clinically distinctive, solitary, benign cutaneous tumor. It occurs with equal frequency in both sexes but its anatomic distribution is limited, with rare exceptions, to areas bordering mucocutaneous junctions, predominantly on the face. It is a histologic simulant of some of the lesions in the multiple, mucosal neuromata syndrome. It is classified as a primary hyperplasia of nerve fibers (axons and their sheath cells).