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March 1973


Arch Dermatol. 1973;107(3):447-448. doi:10.1001/archderm.1973.01620180093030

The Society Proceedings are edited by Dr. Morris Waisman, 220 Madison St, Tampa, Fla 33602. Transactions and photographs should be sent, in duplicate, directly to him.

Lymphocytoma Cutis (Benign Lymphoid Hyperplasia or Spiegler-Fendt Sarcoid). Presented by Claude S. Tabatabai, MD, and H. Thad Scholes, MD.  A 61-year-old white woman gave a history of recurrent "hard cysts" on her scalp and forehead. The initial lesion was biopsied in 1959, and the patient was told that x-ray therapy was the best treatment. Since 1959, she has had numerous small, pinkish-red swellings which are slightly tender and itchy. When treated with x-ray therapy, they tend to melt away. When first seen here in 1971 she had four erythematous, indurated plaques on the forehead and a deep one on the right pre-auricular area, the latter resistant to x-ray.Results of the following laboratory studies were normal: Papanicolaou smear, VDRL test for syphilis, urinalysis, white