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December 1931

THE INJECTION TREATMENT OF CAVERNOUS HEMANGIOMASREPORT OF A CASE AND HISTORICAL REVIEW

Author Affiliations

TACOMA, WASH.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1931;24(6):992-998. doi:10.1001/archderm.1931.01450011009003
Abstract

Cavernous hemangiomas often present difficult problems from the standpoint of treatment. Radium therapy and surgical intervention are no doubt the treatments of choice in most cases. However, patients may be reluctant to undergo the risks and inconveniences of such treatment, and often there are cases in which the size or location of the tumor prevents the use of these methods. The following case is reported because of remarkable success obtained by the injection of sclerosing substances, such as are used in the treatment for varicose veins.

REPORT OF A CASE

History.—An American salesman, aged 20, presented himself at the New York Skin and Cancer Hospital on June 10, 1930, service of Dr. Eugene F. Traub, complaining of a tumor in the region of the left ankle. This had been present since infancy, but during the last four years had increased in size and had become superficially

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