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June 1949


Author Affiliations

From the Department of Pediatrics, University of Louisville School of Medicine, service of James W. Bruce, M.D., and W. W. Nicholson, M.D.

Am J Dis Child. 1949;77(6):758-762. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1949.02030040773008

CASES of osteoma cutis have been reported under various titles, such as osteosis cutis, osteomatosis cutis, miliary osteoma and disseminated congenital osteomas. Many of the lesions are secondary ossifications, according to Borst,1 and may have originated from injuries, inflammatory processes or tumors. Recently, Vero, Machacek and Bartlett2 gave a good, complete review of the literature.

A case of this disease seems to be of sufficient rarity to record in the medical literature.

REPORT OF A CASE  K. J., a 9 year old white boy, was admitted to the Children's Free Hospital, May 1, 1947, with the chief complaints of draining ears, obesity and cutaneous trouble. The present illness dated from early infancy.At birth, he weighed 10 pounds (4,536 Gm.) and was apparently normal. He gained weight rapidly, and on Aug. 25, 1938, at the age of 5 months, he was admitted to the Vanderbilt University Hospital, Nashville,

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