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April 1991

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University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1991;117(4):446-449. doi:10.1001/archotol.1991.01870160100019

PATHOLOGIC QUIZ CASE 1  Gady Har-El, MD, Ashok Shaha, MD, Brooklyn, NYA 40-year-old black man presented with a 1-year history of a slowly growing, painless, right postauricular mass. The patient had no other significant medical history. Physical examination revealed a 6 X 5 X 3-cm, rubbery, nontender, subdermal mass in the right postauricular scalp region. The mass was well circumscribed and was not fixed to the skull. The overlying skin was slightly erythematous, but otherwise normal. There were no other scalp or cervical masses. The findings of the rest of the head and neck and general physical examination were normal. Exploration revealed a well-encapsulated lesion at the subdermal level, which was easily removed. Histologic findings are seen in Figs 1 and 2.What is your diagnosis?

PATHOLOGIC QUIZ CASE 2  Gady Har-El, MD, Ana E. Marinescu, MD, Brooklyn, NYA 68-year-old black man presented with a painful swelling over