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August 1920

ELEPHANTIASIS CONGENITA ANGIOMATOSA (UNNA): ASSOCIATED WITH CHANGES IN THE CAPILLARIES

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CHICAGO
From the Otho S. A. Sprague Memorial Institute Laboratory of the Children's Memorial Hospital.

Am J Dis Child. 1920;20(2):127-131. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1920.01910260053008
Abstract

REPORT OF CASE  History.—R. T. B., a boy, 6 years of age, was admitted to the hospital, October, 1918, with a very marked dilatation of the veins on the right thigh leg, scrotum and penis. He is the third of five children, all the others being normal. Nothing particular is to be noted in the family history. The personal history does not contain any other feature of interest, with the exception of some deficiency in talking.The mother noticed the swelling of the veins on the leg when the patient was 2 weeks old. When 1 year old, rubber bandages were applied, affording some relief. Such bandages have been applied at intervals since, but they were unable to prevent a gradual increase of the dilatation.Physical Examination.—The physical examination revealed no abnormalities besides the condition of the right leg, penis and scrotum. The venous enlargement which forms tumorlike

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