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March 1974


Arch Dermatol. 1974;109(3):417. doi:10.1001/archderm.1974.01630030069026

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Basal Cell Nevus Syndrome. Presented by Chester M. Sidell, MD, Norman C. Stirling, MD.  A 20-year-old white man developed a small growth on his right lower eyelid in November 1969. The lesion was removed by an ophthalmologist who stated it was a skin cancer. The patient's health has been generally good. He has had three cysts removed near his wisdom teeth. His father has had two basal cell epitheliomas removed.The patient has numerous papillary lesions, typical of basal cell epitheliomas, on the neck, chest, and face. A gastrointestinal series and chest, skull, and mandibular x-ray films showed no abnormalities.

Cylindroma. Presented by John B. Watson, MD.  A 38-year-old white secretary has for 20 years continued to develop myriads of asymptomatic, flesh-colored tumors on her face and scalp. Biopsy of a lesion on her left temple was performed ten years ago and the lesion was reported to be "not malignant."

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