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August 1935


Author Affiliations

President Jan. 22, 1935; Secretary

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1935;32(2):347-358. doi:10.1001/archderm.1935.01470020169027

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Epithelioma of the Lower Eyelid: Results of Treatment. Presented by Dr. Paul E. Bechet.

B. M., a woman aged 62, fourteen years ago noticed a growth on the lower left eyelid which slowly increased both in size and extent. By March 7, 1930, when she first came under observation, the entire lid was covered by a typical epitheliomatous growth, which had already destroyed a considerable part of the lid. The lid was drawn down as much as possible with adhesive tape, and 2½ skin units (187 roentgens) of unfiltered rays was administered through an aperture in a lead shield. The shield covered only part of the eyeball, the lower third of the eyeball being exposed to the rays. Because of fear of causing severe conjunctivitis with possible resulting ulceration, no shield was placed over the eyeball. About two months later, on May 13, 2½ units of roentgen rays

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