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The permanent cures which are effected by the Roentgen rays without the production of scarring or disfigurement have rendered this method of treatment particularly adaptable to those lesions which are situated on the face and neck. The cosmetic result is particularly valuable in the treatment of enlargements of the lymphatic glands in the neck, but is also advantageous in epithelioma, rodent ulcer, lupus, acne, particularly the indurated form, and the severer forms of eczema.
In these conditions excision, curettement, freezing and other corrosive applications are employed in rebellious cases, and are necessarily the cause of scarring which produces marked disfigurement. This is entirely avoided by the Roentgen treatment, under which, even where there has been a marked destruction of tissue, a normal condition, or only a very slight amount of scar tissue, is produced. In cases in which there has been no deep erosion the restoration to the normal is perfect and no scar is visible.
In the treatment of tuberculous cervical adenitis, the
LEONARD CL. THE TREATMENT OF TUBERCULOUS CERVICAL ADENITIS BY THE ROENTGEN RAYS. JAMA. 1910;LIV(20):1596–1597. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.92550460001001d
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