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MUCOUS CYSTS. Presented by Dr. Stillians.
The patient was a married woman, aged 30 years. Cysts had formed on the inside of the lower lip for several years, slowly becoming more frequent. The patient believed that grapefruit, eaten frequently, improved the condition. The cysts were painful, especially so just after they formed. She had had occasional attacks of mucous colitis and had peritoneal adhesions as the result of a laparotomy for abscess.On the inner surface of the lower lip several mucous cysts could be seen, separated by macerated epithelium. The roof of one such cyst, examined microscopically, showed a horny thickening at the center.
Dr. Pusey thought the case was unusual and interesting on account of the history of the development of mucous cysts with acute inflammation of the lips. He could not see any cysts at this time, but the patient had an exfoliative inflammation of the