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The Histogenesis of Nevoid Tumors of the Skin: The Folliculoma—a Hair-Follicle Tumor

The Histogenesis of Nevoid Tumors of the Skin: The Folliculoma—a Hair-Follicle Tumor Abstract The purpose of this paper is to define further a little-known tumor of hair follicles and to show how it illuminates the origin of the nevoid class of tumors. By our criteria we have been able to find only two previous reports of one case each, first by Prinz1 and recently by Hyman and Clayman.2 These were titled hair-follicle nevi, a designation which we deem inappropriate. We shall add ten additional cases, only two of which were personally observed. The remainder were gathered from the consultant histopathology practice of one of us (H. P.). The cases will be presented as a group rather than in detail, for the histologic picture is strikingly pathognomonic and Hyman and Clayman's description cannot be exceeded for clarity. Besides our main concern is to fix the position of this tumor in the galaxy of benign adnexal neoplasms. Clinical Picture The tumor is not References 1. Prinz, F.: Kurze Mitteilung über einen Haar-Follikelnevus , Arch. Dermat. u. Syph. 193:513, 1951.Crossref 2. Hyman, A. B., and Clayman, S. J.: Hair Follicle Nevus , A.M.A. Arch. Dermat. 75:678, 1957.Crossref 3. Pinkus, H.: Some Uncommon Skin Tumors , J. Michigan M. Soc. 37:533, 1938. 4. Pinkus, H.: Pathogenesis of Premalignant and Malignant Conditions of the Skin , in Human Integument: Normal and Abnormal, American Association for Advancement of Science Symposium on Skin, Indianapolis, Dec., 1957 . 5. Lever, W. F.: Pathogenesis of Benign Tumors of Cutaneous Appendages and of Basal Cell Epithelioma: I. Benign Tumors of the Cutaneous Appendages , Arch. Dermat. & Syph. 57:679, 1948. 6. Lever, W. F.: Pathogenesis of Benign Tumors and Cutaneous Appendages and of Basal Cell Epithelioma: II. Basal Cell Epitheliomas , Arch. Dermat. & Syph. 57:709, 1948. 7. Swerdlow, M.: Histogenesis of Basal Cell Carcinomas , A.M.A. Arch. Dermat. 78:563, 1958. 8. Montagna, W.: The Structure and Function of Skin , New York, Academic Press, 1956. 9. Pinkus, H.: Premalignant Fibroepithelial Tumors of the Skin , A.M.A. Arch. Dermat. & Syph. 67:598, 1953. 10. Epstein, W., and Kligman, A. M.: The Pathogenesis of Milia and Benign Tumors of the Skin , J. Invest. Dermat. 26:1, 1956. 11. Foot, N. C.: Adnexal Carcinoma of the Skin , Am. J. Path. 23:1, 1947. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png A.M.A. Archives of Dermatology American Medical Association

The Histogenesis of Nevoid Tumors of the Skin: The Folliculoma—a Hair-Follicle Tumor

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American Medical Association
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0096-5359
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10.1001/archderm.1960.03730060038007
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Abstract

Abstract The purpose of this paper is to define further a little-known tumor of hair follicles and to show how it illuminates the origin of the nevoid class of tumors. By our criteria we have been able to find only two previous reports of one case each, first by Prinz1 and recently by Hyman and Clayman.2 These were titled hair-follicle nevi, a designation which we deem inappropriate. We shall add ten additional cases, only two of which were personally observed. The remainder were gathered from the consultant histopathology practice of one of us (H. P.). The cases will be presented as a group rather than in detail, for the histologic picture is strikingly pathognomonic and Hyman and Clayman's description cannot be exceeded for clarity. Besides our main concern is to fix the position of this tumor in the galaxy of benign adnexal neoplasms. Clinical Picture The tumor is not References 1. Prinz, F.: Kurze Mitteilung über einen Haar-Follikelnevus , Arch. Dermat. u. Syph. 193:513, 1951.Crossref 2. Hyman, A. B., and Clayman, S. J.: Hair Follicle Nevus , A.M.A. Arch. Dermat. 75:678, 1957.Crossref 3. Pinkus, H.: Some Uncommon Skin Tumors , J. Michigan M. Soc. 37:533, 1938. 4. Pinkus, H.: Pathogenesis of Premalignant and Malignant Conditions of the Skin , in Human Integument: Normal and Abnormal, American Association for Advancement of Science Symposium on Skin, Indianapolis, Dec., 1957 . 5. Lever, W. F.: Pathogenesis of Benign Tumors of Cutaneous Appendages and of Basal Cell Epithelioma: I. Benign Tumors of the Cutaneous Appendages , Arch. Dermat. & Syph. 57:679, 1948. 6. Lever, W. F.: Pathogenesis of Benign Tumors and Cutaneous Appendages and of Basal Cell Epithelioma: II. Basal Cell Epitheliomas , Arch. Dermat. & Syph. 57:709, 1948. 7. Swerdlow, M.: Histogenesis of Basal Cell Carcinomas , A.M.A. Arch. Dermat. 78:563, 1958. 8. Montagna, W.: The Structure and Function of Skin , New York, Academic Press, 1956. 9. Pinkus, H.: Premalignant Fibroepithelial Tumors of the Skin , A.M.A. Arch. Dermat. & Syph. 67:598, 1953. 10. Epstein, W., and Kligman, A. M.: The Pathogenesis of Milia and Benign Tumors of the Skin , J. Invest. Dermat. 26:1, 1956. 11. Foot, N. C.: Adnexal Carcinoma of the Skin , Am. J. Path. 23:1, 1947.

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A.M.A. Archives of DermatologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jun 1, 1960

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