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Epibulbar tumors are those which arc localized on the margin of the cornea, where it joins the sclera (limbus corneæ), from which they spread over the cornea and conjunctiva, sometimes also in the sclera. They do not include secondary tumors occurring in the ciliary body, choroid or lids. Among the more frequent benign tumors occurring here are dermoid, fibroma and lipoma; the malignant forms being mainly sarcoma and carcinoma. The early diagnosis of these, especially the latter, is of the greatest importance, since by its timely removal the eye may be saved and, according to the testimony of medical literature, without any recurrences. The epibulbar tumor in our case was flat, peculiar in appearance and color, unusual in this respect among the malignant forms, but certainly belonging to the epibulbar tumors. Noyes had met with only three cases in seventy thousand patients. In the out-department of the Bohemian Eye
MATYS B. CARCINOMA EPIBULBARE PLANUM.. JAMA. 1903;XL(17):1141-1144. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.92490170022002g