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December 14, 1963


JAMA. 1963;186(11):1031. doi:10.1001/jama.1963.03710110083032

Cervical Adenopathies.  —V. Araujo Lima of the Rio de Janeiro Hospital dos Comerciarios published (Hospital [Rio]63:1415, 1963) a report on 150 successive cases of cervical lymph node enlargement. For a clinical study of the causes of such a pathological condition—a fundamental necessity for successful treatment—the cases without a positive anatomopathological proof were excluded. According to the pathologist's diagnosis, these cervical adenopathies fell into the following categories: metastatic malignant adenopathies 65 (43.3%), lymphomas 14 (9.3%), lymph node tuberculosis 37 (24.7%), blastomycosis 2 (1.3%), chronic nonspecific lymphoadenopathy 22 (14.7%), and acute lymphoadenopathy 10 (6.7%). In the 65 cases of metastatic adenopathies the primary location of the malignancy had the following distribution: larynx 12 (18.5%), tongue 10 (15.4%), tonsils 8 (12.3%), nasal fossa 6 (9.2%), floor of the mouth 6 (9.2%), thyroid 5 (7.7%), salivary glands 4 (6.2%), and pharynx, palate, lips, skin, vagina, prostate, and lungs one or 2 each

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