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July 27, 1912


Author Affiliations

Surgeon, Deaconess Hospital; Visiting Surgeon, City Hospital ST. LOUIS

From the City Hospital, St. Louis.

JAMA. 1912;LIX(4):275-276. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04270070274013

Endothelioma of the lymph-nodes of the neck is perhaps uncommon. In reviewing the literature I found only one reported case. MacLaurin1 reported a very interesting case in which the nodes of both sides of the neck were involved and the disease had extended into the chest. MacLaurin considered the case inoperable. Fioravanti2 reports a case of fibrochondromyxosarcoma-endothelioma of the parotid gland. Jackson3 cites a case of endothelioma of the larynx in which he did a laryngectomy under the assumption that it was a malignant tumor. Bolognesi4 reports a case of endothelioma of the right submaxillary gland in a patient 39 years of age. The tumor was the size of a hen's egg. There were no adhesions and no other glands involved.

Endothelioma takes origin from the endothelium of the lymph-nodes or blood-vessels, or may arise from serous cavities, e. g., in the omentum. The parotid gland and