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June 23, 1928

PRIMARY SARCOMA OF THE LOWER LIP

Author Affiliations

Major, Medical Corps, U. S. Army WASHINGTON, D. C.
From the Laboratory Service, Fitzsimons General Hospital, Denver.

JAMA. 1928;90(25):2015-2017. doi:10.1001/jama.1928.02690520027009
Abstract

While in textbooks of surgery and pathology and in numerous articles in the journals the subject of carcinoma or epithelioma of the lip is exhaustively treated, the space devoted to sarcoma of the lip is surprisingly small, and, since this condition is as serious as epithelioma, it must be that it is comparatively rare.

Before reporting another case, I think that it may be of interest to review briefly the few cases which I have been able to find described in the literature. Of these fourteen cases, the diagnosis was doubtful in at least two, in two it was mistaken, and in three others the growth was probably not primary in the lip itself.

REVIEW OF CASES 

Case 1.1  —This report is of a painful tumor of the upper lip with multiple recurrences but no demonstrable metastasis. A definite diagnosis was not attempted, though "alveolar sarcoma with melanosis, or

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