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middle of the base, an artery of the size of a crow-quill was opened into, and was found on examination plugged by a clot. The artery was afterwards made out to be one of the branches of the hepatic artery. PATHOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF DUBLIN. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 28TH, I874. ROBERT D. LYONS, M.D., President, in the Chair. Inji]ry oj Leg.-Mr. G. H. PORTER presented the leg of a boy which he had amputated through the femoral condyles, in consequence of an extensive lacerated wound of the leg, with
... ure of the tibia. The injuries were caused by the wheel of a cart passing over the limb. The fibula was not broken. Pachydermatocele.-Mr. WV. STOKES, jun., showed a remarkable specimen of this rare form of tumour, called by Virchow " Fibroma Molluscum". He had removed the growth from the head of a fully developed healthy man, aged 33. It first appeared when he was six years old. The base of the tumour was wide, and extended from the right ear to the occipital protuberance, and thence to the vertex. It was pendulous, reaching to the shoulders. Its surface was nodular, without discoloration, and it was thickly covered with dark hair. In the operation of removal, terrific hemorrhage placed the patient's life in imminent peril, but Nelaton's procedure of inverting the body was followed with good effect, and the man rallied. The tumour was benign, due to simple hypertrophy of the skin and normal tissues. The name " Pachydermatocele", had been given to this form of growth by Professor V. Mott of New York. Mr. Stokes also laid on the table some photographs of a patient of Mr. Pollock, on whose body were several small tumours of this kind. They were removed by ligature. Nasal Tumour.-Dr. BIGGER exhibited a small polypoid growth, which he had taken away from the posterior nares of a man, aged 71. It had a history of thirty-five years. It was attached by a slender pedicle to one of the turbinated bones, and was moulded into a cast of the naval cavities. Suffocation threatened, when Dr. Bigger succeeded in removing the mass.