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September 10, 1892

A CASE OF RARE FORM OF ORBITAL TUMOR.Read in the Section of Ophthalmology at the Forty-third annual meeting of the American Medical Association, held at Detroit, Mich., June, 1892.

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OF DETROIT, MICH.

JAMA. 1892;XIX(11):299-302. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02420110003001b

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Abstract

Cases in which tumors are developed in both orbits are extremely rare. That the tumors should occupy exactly the same position in each orbit, and correspond in form and size, and develop at nearly the same time, is still more remarkable. For these reasons, as well as some other unusual characters, I have thought the following case worthy to be put on record.

Miss E. D., age sixteen, of Canton, Michigan, consulted me January 11, 1892.

The father gave the following history: In May, 1890, she noticed a tumor of the left orbit. There was no pain in the tumor or protrusion of the eyeball, but the tumor projected somewhat, and was situated above the eye, extending from the inner extremity of the superciliary ridge to the outer canthus, and causing a prominence parallel with, and just below this bony arch. The tumor felt hard and was slightly movable on

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