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March 1950

ANEURYSM OF THE INTERNAL CAROTID ARTERY SIMULATING TUMORReport of a Case

Arch Ophthalmol. 1950;43(3):500-502. doi:10.1001/archopht.1950.00910010509009
Abstract

THE CASE to be reported illustrates the similarity of the clinical picture in aneurysm of the internal carotid artery and in basal neoplasm. Arteriography, in which roentgenograms are taken after the injection of iodopyracet U.S.P. (diodrast®) into the common carotid artery, provides an excellent means of portraying and localizing an aneurysm and might in this case have helped to establish the diagnosis before operation.

REPORT OF CASE  Mrs. P. S., aged 59, consulted me at my office on Sept. 9, 1947. She had been referred for a disorder of the lacrimal passages of the right eye, for which she had been treated by repeated probings, without result. I diagnosed this condition as an infection localized to the lacrimal canaliculus of the lower lid and cured it by slitting the duct with a Weber knife.My attention was then directed to an obvious right convergent strabismus of paralytic type. The

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