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October 1951

OCULAR TUMORS: A Study of Incidence of the Various Types and Their Mortality Rates

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AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1951;46(4):421-423. doi:10.1001/archopht.1951.01700020432007

THE ACCOMPANYING tables represent a statistical analysis of 170 consecutive cases of ocular tumors as these have appeared over a period of 10 years. They represent the cases from the Wills Hospital, the Graduate Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and Jeanes Hospital—private, ward, and clinic patients, whom I have seen and whose surgical or x-ray treatment I have carried out or

directed. The histopathologic study of these tumors is not included. The pathologists at the three institutions mentioned made the diagnoses in all instances, and in some cases sought confirmation by consultation with other pathologists.

Tumors not purely ocular have not been included, e. g., meningioma of the sphenoidal ridge and/or of the frontal fossa, malignant growths of the optic chiasm, and the various types of primary and metastatic intracranial malignant neoplasms.

The mortality rate for some of these tumors will certainly change over the years to come. This

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