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Factitious Genital Sclerogranuloma

Factitious Genital Sclerogranuloma Abstract A patient with a penile lesion belonging both grossly and microscopically to the disease commonly known as "sclerosing lipogranuloma of the genital organs" confessed that at one time he had injected a suspension of pumice subcutaneously into his penis. This remarkable story was verified when a biopsy of the "lipogranuloma" proved to contain large amounts of rhombic crystals consisting of bundles of crystalline rods strongly birefringent in polarized light and closely resembling the crystal structure of pumice. In view of this finding it seems advisable to replace the term "sclerosing lipogranuloma of the genital organs" by the designation "factitious genital sclerogranuloma." The patient suffered also from familial symmetrical lipomatosis. In our opinion the coexistence of these two diseases is fortuitous. References 1. Smetana, H.F., and Bernhard, W.: Sclerosing Lipogranuloma , Arch Path 50:296-325 ( (Sept) ) 1950. 2. Best, E.W., et al: Sclerosing Lipogranuloma of the Male Genitalia Produced by Mineral Oils , Proc Mayo Clin 28:623-631 ( (Nov 4) ) 1953. 3. Arduino, L.J.: Sclerosing Lipogranuloma of Male Genitalia , J Urol 82:155-161 ( (July) ) 1959. 4. Newcomer, V.D., et al: Sclerosing Lipogranuloma Resulting From Exogenous Lipids , Arch Derm 73:361-372 ( (April) ) 1956.Crossref http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Dermatology American Medical Association

Factitious Genital Sclerogranuloma

Archives of Dermatology , Volume 98 (1) – Jul 1, 1968

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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1968 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0003-987X
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1538-3652
DOI
10.1001/archderm.1968.01610130036007
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Abstract

Abstract A patient with a penile lesion belonging both grossly and microscopically to the disease commonly known as "sclerosing lipogranuloma of the genital organs" confessed that at one time he had injected a suspension of pumice subcutaneously into his penis. This remarkable story was verified when a biopsy of the "lipogranuloma" proved to contain large amounts of rhombic crystals consisting of bundles of crystalline rods strongly birefringent in polarized light and closely resembling the crystal structure of pumice. In view of this finding it seems advisable to replace the term "sclerosing lipogranuloma of the genital organs" by the designation "factitious genital sclerogranuloma." The patient suffered also from familial symmetrical lipomatosis. In our opinion the coexistence of these two diseases is fortuitous. References 1. Smetana, H.F., and Bernhard, W.: Sclerosing Lipogranuloma , Arch Path 50:296-325 ( (Sept) ) 1950. 2. Best, E.W., et al: Sclerosing Lipogranuloma of the Male Genitalia Produced by Mineral Oils , Proc Mayo Clin 28:623-631 ( (Nov 4) ) 1953. 3. Arduino, L.J.: Sclerosing Lipogranuloma of Male Genitalia , J Urol 82:155-161 ( (July) ) 1959. 4. Newcomer, V.D., et al: Sclerosing Lipogranuloma Resulting From Exogenous Lipids , Arch Derm 73:361-372 ( (April) ) 1956.Crossref

Journal

Archives of DermatologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jul 1, 1968

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