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June 23, 1917


Author Affiliations

New York Adjunct Surgeon, Bellevue Hospital; Instructor in Urology, New York Post-Graduate Medical School and Hospital—Professor of Pathology, New York Post-Graduate Medical School and Hospital

JAMA. 1917;LXVIII(25):1898-1899. doi:10.1001/jama.1917.04270060306009

Tumors of the carotid body are of sufficient rarity to make it seem worth while to report their occurrence. Shipley and Lynn,1 in May, 1916, tabulated all the reported cases up to that time, numbering sixty-five, and added their case to those previously reported. The growths and their pathology was thoroughly discussed by Callison and MacKenty2 in 1911. We wish to add another case to this group of rather interesting tumors:

History.  —A. M., Jewess, aged 51, born in Russia, was admitted to the Post-Graduate Hospital, Dec. 6, 1915, with the diagnosis of fibromyoma of the uterus and tumor of the right side of the neck. She stated that she had had a mass in the right side of her neck for at least eight years, and that up to a year ago it had not changed in size, but that since then it had enlarged slowly. It caused

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