SELECTIVE destruction of accessible forms of cancer is attained, in effect, with the microscopic control of excision afforded by the chemosurgical technic. The development of the chemosurgical method in the laboratory1 and in the clinic2 has been described, as has the use ofthe method in the treatment of cancer in specific sites, such as the lip,3 nose4 and ear.5 The present article concerns the chemosurgical technic as applied to the treatment of cancer of the eyelid, and it presents the end results in 99 cases at the three year period and in 73 cases at the five year period.
In the chemosurgical treatment of cancer of the eyelid, as in the treatment of cancer in other sites, the microscopic control is accomplished by means of a process consisting of the following steps: (1) in situ chemical fixation of the tissues suspected of being cancerous
MOHS FE. CHEMOSURGICAL TREATMENT OF CANCER OF THE EYELIDA Microscopically Controlled Method of Excision. Arch Ophthalmol. 1948;39(1):43-59. doi:10.1001/archopht.1948.00900020046005