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August 2, 1913

PRIMARY SARCOMA OF THE LOWER LIP A. J. MARKLEY, M.D. DENVER

JAMA. 1913;61(5):334-335. doi:10.1001/jama.1913.04350050016007
Abstract

Considering the frequencyof sarcoma about other parts of the face and the various structures of the mouth and jaws, it is rather remarkable that this form of malignancy should so rarely occur primarily on the lower lip.

There seems to be no reason why sarcoma should not grow here as well as in any other such structure, and it may of course secondarily involve the lip after arising in neighboring parts; yet with the single exception of Duplay and Reclus' "Surgery" of the edition of 1898 text-books make no mention of primary sarcoma of the lower lip, and a search of the literature reveals reports of very few cases.

Coley1 reports a case of round-cell sarcoma of the lower lip in a girl aged 5 which recurred locally twice after operation and was then treated with mixed toxins with apparently complete cure.

Maunsell2 reports a case of sarcoma

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