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June 1986

A Case of Fungating Skin Tumors in a Young Man

Author Affiliations

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Arch Dermatol. 1986;122(6):715-716. doi:10.1001/archderm.1986.01660180121030

REPORT OF A CASE  A 26-year-old man was admitted to the University of Cincinnati Hospital with a history of multiple skin lesions. One year previously, he had developed a "sore" on the left side of his abdomen. During the following six weeks, this lesion had increased to a diameter of approximately 4 cm, and he had developed six similar lesions on other parts of his body. Over the next few months, no new lesions appeared, but the existing ones slowly extended. He maintained that the skin lesions caused him minimal pain or discomfort, and he had no other significant symptoms. No other family member had a similar problem. It was possibly of significance that he had been digging a septic tank in a neighbor's yard a few weeks prior to the onset of his symptoms.The relevant physical findings were confined to the skin, where he had seven similar lesions