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February 1974

Fistula of the Dorsum of the Nose

Author Affiliations

New York and Great Neck, NY; New York

From the departments of dermatology (Drs. Brownstein and Slevin) and pathology (Dr. Brownstein), New York Medical College-Metropolitan Hospital Center, the departments of dermatology and pathology, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University (Dr. (Shapiro), New York, and the Laboratory of Dermatopathology, Great Neck, NY (Drs. Brownstein and Shapiro).

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.

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