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Arning's carcinoid

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Multiple benign, flat skin tumours that heal spontaneously over time. They manifest as whitish grey shiny lesions with brownish purple-pigmented areas, usually seen on the face and trunk. Initial lesions are small rough spots that slowly expand. Although the tumours heal spontaneously after several years, areas around old healed lesions usually become the sites of new crops of tumours. Arming compared this tumour to carcinoid, but classified it with basal cell carcinoma.


  • E. Arning:
    Einen Fall von multiplen Carcinoiden der Haut.
    Archiv für Dermatologie, Berlin, 1922, 138: 458-460.

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