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December 2022

The edema of fiddler's neck

Journal/Book: J Am Acad Dermatol. 1979; 1: 538-40.

Abstract: Fiddler's neck is a dermatosis of violinists and violists. It characteristically presents as focal lichenification and pigmentation on the left side of the neck. Edema may also occur in the same area and lead to cosmetic concern or fear of malignancy. The edema apparently results from pressure on the patient's neck by the base of the violin or viola and is worsened by holding the instrument in a drooping position.

Keyword(s): Dermatitis, Occupational|ET/PC. Edema|ET/PC. Neck|

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