Transactions of the Ophthalmological Society of the United Kingdom Volume 11-20

Transactions of the Ophthalmological Society of the United Kingdom Volume 11-20

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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. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ... thirteen years was too long an interval to intervene, before a secondary growth occurred, but if another class of intra-ocular tumours, melanotic sarcomata, was taken, intervals almost as long had been recorded. Some years ago, together with Mr. Lawford, he had followed out the history of a large number of cases operated on for intraocular sarcoma, and in some of these the patients died at intervals of nine, ten, and even eleven years after removal of the eye, of what certainly seemed from the history of the cases to be secondary growths., Not only was there in the present case a growth in the eyeball, but that growth was situated in the ciliary body, and in that portion of the ciliary body which he had described as having gland-like processes jutting out from the pigmented epithelium. There was, therefore, a considerable amount of circumstantial evidence in favour of the tumour in the eye being a primary car cinoma. The crucial point was as to its microscopical characters. On first looking at the sections of the growth, he admitted they had very much the appearance of a sarcoma. The cells which composed the growth were very small for epithelial cells. They were much smaller than the cells which he had found in other primary carcinomata of the ciliary body which he had examined, but compared with those in the growths in other parts of the body there seemed a very close resemblance between them. Another very important point in connection with the growth in the eye was that the arrangement of the cells was unlike what was met with in sarcoma. They were arranged in closely massed little groups of parallel rows. This was not due to the tissue in which the growth was forming, because it was met with in the portion of the growth which was more

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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236974662
  • 9781236974662