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July 1976

Juxta-clavicular Beaded Lines-Reply

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Arch Dermatol. 1976;112(7):1034-1035. doi:10.1001/archderm.1976.01630310080029

At this time, we are not certain whether "juxta-clavicular beaded lines" and "cutis punctata linearis colli" are the same condition. Certainly, there appear to be many clinical and histologic similarities. On the other hand, there are also some differences. In our cases, the beaded lines were distributed above, overlying, and below the clavicles. They extended from the acromium process to the manubrium. In the latter region, the linear configuration terminated, and the papules ceased or became uniformly dispersed. In the patients of Even-Paz and Sagher, the lines of papules were present on the V area of the neck. This distribution is difficult to understand. We could not find an anatomical description of the V area of the neck either in two dictionaries or in two textbooks of anatomy. Two of our surgical colleagues were embarrassed when we asked them to relate the term to anatomical structures. Thus, we cannot compare