The purpose of this paper is to describe a recent experience with a rare type of benign tumor of the scalp, to narrate its life history with particular reference to alterations in its histologic characteristics and to describe the operative procedure employed in an attempt to improve the disfigurement resulting from the tumor.
REPORT OF A CASE
A 21 year old clerk was admitted to the neurosurgical service of the Kings County Hospital on Nov. 16, 1938. His chief complaints referred to a marked redundancy of the scalp overlying the left side of the head and to a downward sagging of the left ear. Except that the patient's mother had had a convulsive disorder during childhood, the family history was noncontributory. The past personal history indicated that measles had been the only childhood exanthematous disease contracted by the patient. His health otherwise had been excellent until the onset of the
MEYERS R. EXTENSIVE PLEXIFORM NEUROFIBROMATOSIS OF THE SCALP AND PINNA. Arch Surg. 1940;41(3):625–636. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1940.01210030059005
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