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November 1966

Leukoplakia of the Conjunctiva: A Complication of X-ray Therapy for Carcinoma of the Eyelid

Author Affiliations


From the Department of Dermatology, New York University School of Medicine and the Skin and Cancer Unit, University Hospital, New York University Medical Center, New York.

Arch Dermatol. 1966;94(5):552-557. doi:10.1001/archderm.1966.01600290026005

X-ray therapy using currently accepted techniques is a highly effective modality for eradication of basal-cell epitheliomas of the eyelids and gives good cosmetic and functional results with very few serious sequelae. One complication infrequently mentioned in the literature, namely, postradiation, benign leukoplakia of the conjunctiva, is reported in three instances.