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December 1938

LARGE EPITHELIOMA OF THE CHEEK: REPORT OF A CASE

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MEDICAL LAKE, WASH.

From the Pathological Laboratory of the Eastern State Hospital.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1938;38(6):902-905. doi:10.1001/archderm.1938.01480180068007

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Abstract

Malignant epithelioma of the face is not rare, but large tumors are not frequently reported in the literature. The case to be described is of interest not only because of the size of the neoplasm but because of the rapid growth and microscopic appearance of the tumor.

REPORT OF CASE  The patient was a white married woman 64 years of age. She immigrated to the United States from Austria, where she was born, ten years prior to her commitment to the Eastern State Hospital. The hospitalization was necessitated by a condition diagnosed as manic-depressive psychosis with subsequent deterioration. Early in 1935 a small tumor appeared over the left temporal region. This mass gradually increased in size and was removed by electrocautery on Nov. 13, 1935. The region from which the tumor was removed is recognized by the wide scar shown in figure 1 (arrow). The tumor, which measured about

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