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February 1974

Fistula of the Dorsum of the Nose

Arch Dermatol. 1974;109(2):227-229. doi:10.1001/archderm.1974.01630020043011

Four new examples of fistula of the dorsum of the nose were studied. The clinical appearance of a tuft of hair protruding from a pit on the midline of the dorsum of the nose is virtually pathognomonic; the fistula communicates with a dermoid cyst located in the deeper tissues. Though the condition is a cutaneous marker of an underlying lesion, It has been almost completely neglected in the dermatologic literature.