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May 30, 1936

EPITHELIOMA OF THE SKIN OF THE BRIDGE OF THE NOSE: REPORT OF A CASE

JAMA. 1936;106(22):1879-1882. doi:10.1001/jama.1936.02770220015004
Abstract

Epithelioma of the skin, when small, can be readily treated by many different methods and technics. When it is extensive, a specially designed means of handling the lesion is required.

In the case herewith reported there was an extensive basal cell epithelioma of the skin originating at the inner canthus of the eye and bridge of the nose. Because of the size and extent of the lesion, it was deemed advisable to treat the lesion with massive doses of low voltage roentgen rays.

REPORT OF CASE  W. C., a white man, aged 49, admitted to the eye service at Bellevue Hospital, Aug. 19, 1935, complained of a large, tender, painful, foul-smelling mass over the left eye. Because of the evident malignant condition, the patient was transferred on the following day to the radiation therapy service. The past history was irrelevant, except that the patient's mother died of carcinoma of the

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