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March 1930


Arch Otolaryngol. 1930;11(3):378-389. doi:10.1001/archotol.1930.03560030124013

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HEMANGIECTATIC TUMOR OF THE TYMPANUM. DR. FRANCIS LEDERER.  Mrs. F. A. Z., aged 53, was first seen on Aug. 23, 1929, complaining of a pulsation in the right side of the head, pain in the neck and head of about two years' duration and impaired hearing of three years' duration. Her symptoms had become progressively worse, and included a sort of quivering, jerky sensation in the face. She said that several physicians had opened what they termed a "blood blister," and each time a severe and almost uncontrollable hemorrhage followed. Her general and family history revealed nothing of importance, and the laboratory and physical observations were negative. She had never had a discharging ear.Examination of the right ear showed a large, purplish, granulomatous-appearing mass in the canal on the posterior inferior wall, anterior to the tympanic membrane. This mass was quite firm and did not pulsate. There was, however,

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