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February 18, 1933

VON RECKLINGHAUSEN'S DISEASE: CASE PRESENTING INVOLVEMENT OF LEFT EYELIDS

JAMA. 1933;100(7):494-495. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.27420070004012a
Abstract

Following is the report of a case of von Recklinghausen's disease, with unusual manifestations:

History.  —A man was admitted to the New York City Cancer Institute, in 1925, because of a growth on the left side of the face, which had been present since birth.The family history has no bearing on the case.At birth, which was normal, a "bulging" of the patient's left eye was observed. At 6 months, the child sat up, at which time his mother noticed a "drooping" of the left upper lid, which appeared to be swollen throughout. Shortly after this, the swelling involved the cheek, with the subsequent growth of the left cheek out of all proportion to the right. He walked before he was a year old. When 2 years of age, an ophthalmologist was consulted in regard to the exophthalmos. Some surgical procedure was advised. The parents were told that it

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