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July 1940

TUMOR OF THE LACRIMAL CARUNCLE: A STUDY OF TWO HUNDRED COLLECTED CASES

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YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO

Arch Ophthalmol. 1940;24(1):83-106. doi:10.1001/archopht.1940.00870010105010
Abstract

Although tumors of the lacrimal caruncle are rare and hence do not present a major problem in ophthalmology, the individual case as it is encountered in practice may be perplexing and a cause of concern. If the oculist consults the standard textbooks on ophthalmology1 he finds that they furnish little or no information of practical value. A good many individual case reports of various types of tumor of the lacrimal caruncle have appeared in the medical literature, but as yet these do not furnish any lucid criteria for classification of neoplasms in this region. And if the ophthalmologist turns to the pathologists for guidance in a particular case, he may be even more bewildered as to the type of tumor with which he has to deal.

When a case of tumor of the lacrimal caruncle was being studied a few years ago, these frustrating obstacles arose to obscure the

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