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July 1947

MASSIVE MELANOSARCOMA OF THE EYE

Author Affiliations

NEWARK, N. J.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1947;38(1):111-112. doi:10.1001/archopht.1947.00900010114009

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Abstract

THIS case is recorded not so much for its pathologic interest, because the tumor is one of the common ones affecting the eye, but for its photographic value. Patients are often seen who have put up with the inconvenience of large tumors in the abdomen and on various parts of the body where they are not exposed. One would hardly imagine enduring a tumor such as this one, which was not at all pleasant to look at.

REPORT OF A CASE  The patient was a frail white woman aged 74. A reliable history could not be obtained from the patient nor her family. The growth had been present in the form seen in the photograph for at least one year. "She noticed a growth on the left eye, which gradually enlarged and later started to bleed." At times the bleeding was considerable. She kept the tumor covered with tissue paper.On

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