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December 23, 1905

SUCCESSFUL AMPUTATION OF THE PENIS FOR EPITHELIOMA.

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NEW ORLEANS.

JAMA. 1905;XLV(26):1954-1955. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.52510260040003a

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Abstract

History.  —In June, 1898, Y. C. consulted me about an epithelioma of the penis which he and his physician friends had unsuccessfully tried to heal for eight months. Instead of healing, the epithelioma had continually grown larger until it involved not only all the preputial margin of the penis, but the larger portion of the glands as well.

Examination.  —It was the squamous variety of epithelioma which had started as a warty excrescence on the folds of the prepuce. Hypertrophied papillæ studded the ulcer where the mucous membrane and skin had previously come together. Several scabs or layers of epithelium had been removed from time to time when finally the base of the growth gradually began to harden and to extend, its surface being covered with a cauliflower-like excrescence. The portions of the tumor that had ulcerated had everted edges which bled freely on manipulation. The granulations were red like

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