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Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Volume 3, n° 3
pages 292-298 (septembre 1980)
Doi : 10.1016/S0190-9622(80)80192-7
Clinical and laboratory studies

Giant pseudomalignant granuloma

Bahram Sina, M.D. , Mouta Dilaimy, M.D., Chik-Kwun Tang, M.D., Graham Fallon, M.D., Joseph W. Burnett, M.D.
 From the Division of Dermatology and the Departments of Pathology and Surgery of the University of Maryland School of Medicine, USA 

1Reprint requests to: Dr. Bahram Sina, Division of Dermatology, University of Maryland Hospital, 22 South Greene St., Baltimore, MD 21201.

A patient who developed rapidly growing, multicentric, cutaneous tumors clinically resembling pyogenic granuloma is reported. In spite of the fact that the local lesions expanded rapidly and contained cytologically “malignant” cells which appeared to invade dermal vessels, the patient had a benign clinical course. The differential diagnosis of “giant pseudomalignant granuloma” is discussed.

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* We acknowledge the aid of Dr. C. Toker, of the University of Maryland, and Drs. J. Stern, R. L. Gallagher, and J. H. Graham, of the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, in interpretation of the slide.

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