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Article
February 1940

ANGIOMATOSIS RETINAE (HIPPEL'S DISEASE): REPORT OF A CASE IN WHICH ROENTGEN THERAPY WAS USED IN AN EARLY STAGE

Author Affiliations

SAN FRANCISCO
From the Division of Ophthalmology, University of California Medical School.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1940;23(2):253-269. doi:10.1001/archopht.1940.00860130291002
Abstract

Since von Hippel1 in 1904 first published his account of angiomatosis retinae as a separate entity, approximately 135 cases have been reported, so that the condition is now well recognized and understood. This is especially true since Lindau's2 classic work demonstrated that the condition is often part of an angiomatosis of the central nervous system. Little, however, has been said regarding therapy, and it appears as though it has been assumed that Wood's3 statement in 1892 that treatment entirely failed to arrest the condition must necessarily apply to all cases. The report presented here seems to us to justify a brief review of the literature with particular emphasis on an attempt to evaluate radiation therapy in these cases.

In order to realize that any type of therapy must have a limited place in the treatment of this disease, it is necessary that the entire picture of angiomatosis

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