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October 1935


Author Affiliations


From the Department of Dermatology, Vanderbilt Clinic, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1935;32(4):622-625. doi:10.1001/archderm.1935.01470040079014

Mixed tumors of the palate are relatively rare. Eggers,1 after a careful survey of the literature, concluded that only eighty-seven authentic cases are on record. I report here a case which I observed in practice with Dr. George C. Andrews and also five other cases. Three of the patients were treated in the New York Skin and Cancer Hospital and two in the Presbyterian Hospital, and they, with three other patients whose cases are not reported here, were the only patients with this condition who came to those institutions during the past ten years. With the exception of the parotid and submaxillary glands, the palate is the most frequent site of mixed tumors. D'Aunoy2 observed them also on the lip, nose, cheek and gum. Such a growth may be found on any part of the hard or soft palate and may vary from papules the size of a

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