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May 14, 1932

REMOVAL OF MASSIVE VASCULAR FIBROMA BY ELECTROCOAGULATION

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Omaha

From the Tumor Clinic of Swedish Immanuel Hospital.

JAMA. 1932;98(20):1734-1736. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.27320460002013a
Abstract

The bloodless removal by electrocoagulation of a large tumor, so vascular that several attempts at surgical removal had failed because of hemorrhage, indicates the value of this method.

The tumor was large. It is the only one of this size, attached to the side of the face, reported in the literature.

History.  —Miss A. M., an unmarried white woman, aged 33, complained of a large tumor on the right side of the face. The patient stated that instrumental delivery at birth resulted in injury to the right eye and deformity of the right orbit. At 3 months of age, the right eye was removed on account of festering of the eyeball. At 4 years of age, the late Dr. Harold Gifford, Sr., of Omaha removed a growth from the right eyelid and counseled against any future surgery to any tumorous growth of that region. At 5 years of age, multiple

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