In 1923,1 I reported five cases of dermoid tumors and two of oil cysts which I scrubbed out with practically pure liquefied trichloracetic acid. My conclusions were that while for well defined, somewhat globular dermoids lying near the surface, this method has no advantage over excision, it is useful in deep-lying tumors, especially when diverticula branch off from the main cavity into the orbit, or, as in one of my cases, when a diverticulum of this type runs for a long distance under the skin of the face. The following case illustrates the efficacy of the method after ordinary measures had been tried without success.
REPORT OF CASE
L. B., aged 27, had had a swelling over the right eye all his life. Within three years he had had three operations. Just what was done could not be made out, but from the fact that a considerable amount