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March 23, 1912

EPITHELIOMA OF THE TONGUEWITH NO RECURRENCE NINE YEARS AFTER CLINICAL CURE WITH THE X-RAY

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Barnard Free Skin and Cancer Hospital ST. LOUIS

JAMA. 1912;LVIII(12):857-858. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04260030255015

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Abstract

This case is of interest as it had every clinical symptom of an epithelioma of the tongue. The clinical diagnosis was confirmed by several of the leading surgeons and dermatologists in this city, and in Chicago.

The patient appeared May 30, 1902, with a hard nodule on the left side of the tongue, situated in the anterior third. The nodule was raised about an eighth of an inch above the surface of the tongue, and extended into the substance for some distance. To the touch, it was hard, indurated, and resistant. The center of the nodule was beginning to ulcerate, and there was some pain, especially when it came in contact with a hard substance. It had existed for several months, having slowly increased in size.

The infiltration, situation and peculiar character of the lesion forced one to the diagnosis of epithelioma. No specimen was taken for microscopic examination

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