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JAMA 100 Years Ago
April 5, 2000

CURIOUS FACTS YOU FIND IN GENERAL SURGERY.

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JAMA 100 Years Ago Section Editor: Jennifer Reiling, Editorial Assistant.

JAMA. 2000;283(13):1664. doi:10.1001/jama.283.13.1664

BY LUCIEN LOFTON, A.B., M.D.
PRESIDENT SEABOARD MEDICAL ASSOCIATION OF VIRGINIA
AND NORTH CAROLINA
NORFOLK, VA.

CORNU CUTANEUM.

In the early part of 1897, a man of about 70 years, came to me, presenting rather a peculiar growth on the upper portion of his face, immediately in front of the right auricle. He stated he had had it on the face for nearly a half decade, but by an occasional paring the growth was kept in abeyance. No trouble or pain had arisen as a result of the excresence, and its being unsightly was the cardinal excuse for wanting it removed. I removed it under cocain anesthesia, curetted the core, and brought the flaps in approximate relation. The base was in close proximity to the temporal artery. The wound healed kindly within a week, but I saw my patient some three months afterward, and springing from the original core was another horn. This was removed together with all horny cells, which resulted in a complete enucleation.

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