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Article
April 1936

AN ADVANCED STAGE OF DIKTYOMA: REPORT OF A CASE

Arch Ophthalmol. 1936;15(4):680-685. doi:10.1001/archopht.1936.00840160104006
Abstract

In 1908 Fuchs,1 in his paper entitled "Proliferations and Tumors of the Epithelium of the Ciliary Body," described four instances collected from the literature of a tumor which he called diktyoma. Since that time several additional cases have been reported by various authors, but still the total number does not exceed eight.

This case is reported because of the great rarity of the disease and the advanced stage of involvement of the eyeball.

REPORT OF CASE

W. Y. H., a Chinese farmer aged 28, came to the St. Michel Hospital in Peiping on Dec. 11, 1934, complaining of loss of vision of the left eye. The patient was referred to the ophthalmologic clinic of the Peiping Union Medical College for consultation. There he gave the following history: Ten months prior to consultation the vision of the left eye began to fail, and in the course of two months it

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