Transactions of the American Ophthalmological Society Annual Meeting Volume 56

Transactions of the American Ophthalmological Society Annual Meeting Volume 56

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...the globe justifies the hope of a good prognosis. (c) The question arises as to whether exenteration of the orbit should be performed in a case where the growth has not perforated the eyeball or involved the orbital tissues. Fuchs claims that it is unnecessary! Ball advises removal of the orbital contents where the diagnosis of glioma is confirmed by microscopic section of the enucleated eye, claiming, although great deformity results, the chance of saving life is increased. While Ball's statement as to the great deformity and the increased chance of saving life is apparently true, what is the consensus of opinion as to the necessity of the procedure? We are all agreed as to the necessity of the exenteration of the orbit when it or the nerve is involved. I am inclined to accept F uchs's opinion that if they are not involved, it may be left alone without jeopardizing the pa tient's life. I would suggest that actino-therapy be used as a routine.procedure after all enucleations for malignant growths. Having noticed the frequency of glioma in Jewish children, and both of these cases being Jewish, I had the records of the Knapp Memorial Eye Hospital examined and found that of the 26 cases recorded, all were of Jewish parentage. Here, apparently, we have a racial tendency to this condition, and while others may find that it is not confined entirely to children of Hebrew parentage, as in amaurotic family idiocy, yet we have in the foregoing series a marked predominance. I have not found any comment in literature upon this observation, although it may have been noted, but we may find here evidence of that congenital morbid disposition which lies at the bottom of the etiology of glioma, that Fuchs states is supposed to exist....show more

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  • Paperback | 140 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 263g
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  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236861426
  • 9781236861429