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Melanoma. Presented by Dr. Adolph Rostenberg.
The patient was presented at the March meeting of the section.
Dr. Adolph Rostenberg: I showed this man because the lesions yielded so rapidly to roentgen therapy. The diagnosis of melanosarcoma had been confirmed by a number of physicians in addition to Dr. Wyeth, who said the case was absolutely inoperable. The patient had metastatic growths on the head and in the inguinal glands. The original tumor yielded to one erythema dose of filtered roentgen ray. The metastatic tumors disappeared partly under the roentgen therapy and partly spontaneously. About two weeks ago, hemorrhages began to appear all over the body, mostly over the chest. Some formed in circles, others were in streaks and not infiltrated. As far as medication is concerned, a few injections of sodium cacodylate and Asiatic pills were given. There was no other treatment. The patient feels well and has
Scheer M, Fraser JF. NEW YORK ACADEMY OF MEDICINE, SECTION OF DERMATOLOGY AND SYPHILOLOGY. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1930;22(5):928–938. doi:10.1001/archderm.1930.01440170154016
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