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October 29, 1904


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JAMA. 1904;XLIII(18):1309. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.92500180002a

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Patient.  —Mr. J. A. T., aged 82, came to me in July, 1904, with a tumor the size of a hazel nut at the outer canthus of left eye.

History.  —A history of gradual development with no pain was obtained. The patient had been told that cancer existed and the sun glass and x-rays had been used as treatment. One operation on the under surface of the lid had been done before I saw the case.

Examination.  —The tumor was pressing on the eyeball and interfered with its movement; a portion of the growth presented below the border of the upper eyelid. A clear fluid was discharged from a sinus near the outer edge of the orbit.

Diagnosis.  —Benign tumor of the lachrymal gland.

Operation.  —Under general anesthesia the entire mass was removed en masse through an incision along the eyebrow. On microscopic examination it proved to be a fibro-adenoma of the lachrymal gland. The

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