Tumors of the neck offer a fertile field for speculation from the diagnostic point of view. In contributing the experiences associated with the appended case of mixed tumor of the submaxillary gland, I am not attempting to enter into the long list of possibilities. A similar observation has not been found recorded in the textbooks on pathology in relation to this type of tumor.
REPORT OF CASE
J. J. E., a widower, aged 38, an automobile mechanic, seen, March 11, 1928, complained of a urethral discharge of twenty-four hours' duration. The condition proved to be nongonorrheal and cleared up very readily in the course of a few days. An incidental finding on this first occasion was a tumor of the left submaxillary region, which, the patient stated, had been present for eighteen years but had not noticeably increased in size until after 1926. It had always been firm; its size had not
Hiller RI. IODIDES AS AN AID TO THE DIAGNOSIS OF MIXED SALIVARY GLAND TUMORS. JAMA. 1929;92(8):647–649. doi:10.1001/jama.1929.92700340004014d