The object of this communication is to bring before this Section the subject of ligation of the carotid for the relief of a disease other than the vascular tumors of the orbit and lid in which this procedure is commonly employed. I refer to the rather infrequent cases of malignant, recurring vitreous hemorrhage.
The following example came under my observation a little over a year ago:
—B. K., 51, a healthy married woman of German birth.
—On the morning of Jan. 18, 1906, the patient noticed that the vision of her left eye was somewhat blurred. On the following day she applied for treatment at the Carney Hospital. Her family and previous history were negative. There was no evidence of hemophilia or of syphilis. There had never, to her knowledge, been any disease in her family and, as far as she knew, her eyes had always been normal.
DERBY GS. LIGATION OF THE COMMON CAROTID ARTERY FOR MALIGNANT RECURRENT HEMORRHAGE OF THE VITREOUS.. JAMA. 1907;XLIX(2):107–110. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.25320020011001c
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