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June 1939

CARCINOMA OF THE LIPCLINICAL AND PATHOLOGIC STUDY OF THREE HUNDRED AND NINETY CASES, WITH REPORT OF FIVE YEAR CURES

Author Affiliations

BALTIMORE
William Stewart Halsted Fellow in Surgery, 1937-1938.; From the Department of Surgery, the Johns Hopkins Hospital and University.

Arch Surg. 1939;38(6):1014-1029. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1939.01200120037004
Abstract

There have been many studies and reports on carcinoma of the lip since the publication of the paper of Broders1 in 1920 on the grading of tumors. However, on reviewing the more recent literature, one finds little accord among surgeons, radiologists and dermatologists on the methods and results of treatment. This may be because both operation and irradiation are satisfactory methods of treatment provided sufficient skill and knowledge are used. The purpose of this paper is to report a rather large series of cases followed beyond the five year period, in which the tumors were treated by surgical operation, and to emphasize the necessity for routine microscopic examination. A comparison is made with the other accepted forms of treatment, that is, irradiation and cauterization. It is difficult to make a true comparison of results, however, because of differences in duration, severity and size of the lesions reported in the

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