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Hautarzt. 1976 Mar;27(3):117-21.

[Elastoma perforans serpigiosum].

[Article in German]


After a survey of the literature a case of "elastoma perforans serpiginosum" - characteristic from the clinical and histological viewpoint - is discussed. Our findings reveal that it deals with an "elastica-degeneration" within a zone of inflammation. Its catabolic products are discharged as necrotic masses through the epithelium or the follicles to the outside. Despite of the imposing clinical appearance it is not primarily a keratosis. The massive proliferation is secondary. The "forceps-like" enclosure of necrotic masses by proliferating epithelium may stimulate a space within the follicle. Aetiopathogenesis and therapy are discussed.

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