Epitheliomas of the lids require some consideration apart from epitheliomas of the skin elsewhere, because of their proximity to the orbit and sinuses and because of the disastrous effects of destruction of the lids on vision and on the appearance of the patient. A good proportion of these patients do not consult the ophthalmologist but are sent to the general surgeon after a long course of salves, pastes and Roentgen-ray treatment.
I have been able to study eighty-eight cases of epithelioma primary in the lids and canthi, or involving them from the skin in the immediate vicinity (nose, cheek, brow), having chiefly in mind the prognosis of operative treatment. The statistical data were collected to serve as a basis of comparison with other methods of treatment, especially radium. It should be added that the diagnosis in all cases was confirmed by microscopic examination.
The epitheliomas of the lid all belonged