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June 7, 1913

RARITY OF SARCOMA OF SCLERA: REPORT OF A CASE WITH REMOVAL AND NO RECURRENCE

Author Affiliations

ATLANTA, GA.

JAMA. 1913;60(23):1766. doi:10.1001/jama.1913.04340230012006
Abstract

The rarity of sarcoma, and especially of primary sarcoma, of the sclera is a fact admitted by some of the leading authorities in ophthalmology and pathology. Many give it scant attention, while others, like May1 and Adami and Nicholls2 make no mention of it.

In view of its rarity, a report of the following case of primary sarcoma of the sclera may prove of interest.

Patient  —E. W., colored Jamaican, aged 25, was referred to Out-Eye Clinic, Colon Hospital, Cristobal, Canal Zone, late in October, 1906. Two years before patient had noticed feeling in left eye as if there was a piece of gravel in it, as also a small swelling or tumor. This tumor grew gradually until a month or more before patient came to the clinic, about which time the growth became much more rapid. When I first saw patient the tumor was quite noticeable. Vision

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