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May 1943


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1943;47(5):707-729. doi:10.1001/archderm.1943.01500230097019

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Epithelioma. Presented by Dr. E. Z. Shapiro, Duluth.  Mrs. L., a white woman aged 67, five years ago had a small typical epithelioma on the left temple. The first treatment applied was a 10 mg. plaque of radium. Sixty milligram hours was given. Three years later the lesion was much the same, but larger, and a second dose of the radium treatment was given, but this also was unsuccessful. Plastic surgery was suggested, but because of the poor general health of the patient this could not be done. The lesion has grown rapidly, until it is now 2 inches (5 cm.) in diameter and the malignancy involves the frontal bone, which is exposed in several areas. Roentgen therapy of high voltage was used at St. Mary's Hospital, and the lesion itself cleared about 95 per cent.

DISCUSSION  Dr. H. E. Michelson, Minneapolis: I believe that this lesion could well be

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