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July 1974

Dermoid Cyst and Fistula of the Nose

Arch Dermatol. 1974;110(1):129. doi:10.1001/archderm.1974.01630070087028

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To the Editor.—  We have recently described a patient (Am J Dis Child 124:392,1972) with a dermoid cyst and fistula of the nose. Like Brownstein et al (Arch Dermatol 109:227, 1974), we also found that fistulas of the nose were neglected in the literature of our specialty (pediatrics). However, in contrast to the case reported by Brownstein et al, in our case the patient's fistula was acquired secondary to surgery. Their statement "fistulas are present in only about one half of patients with nasal dermoids" probably excludes this type of fistula.

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