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Previously Recurrent Basal-Cell Epithelioma, Showing Result One Year After Treatment with X-Rays. Presented by Dr. Anthony C. Cipollaro, for Dr. William Burroughs.
Duration: 3 years.
Location: Right nasolabial fold.
Patient: Man, aged 69.
History: This patient is presented to show the results of treatment. He was presented last year with a large ulcerating epithelioma that had been treated with x-rays, and at that time the skin reaction due to the x-rays was at its height. Some of the discussers were dubious of the efficacy of x-ray therapy in a case of this type.
The patient was first seen in our clinic in October, 1954, with a deep, oval-shaped 2×3 cm. ulceration having raised infiltrated borders. The lesion had been treated elsewhere on two occasions by electrodesiccation, each time being followed by a recurrence.
A biopsy was done, and x-ray treatment was given (see details below).
Examination: There remains a well-formed,