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March 1962

Rhabdomyosarcoma-Type Botryoides of Uvula and Soft Palate

Arch Otolaryngol. 1962;75(3):248-253. doi:10.1001/archotol.1962.00740040256014

As a contribution to the existing casuistics relating to sarcoma botryoides, we consider it of interest to report a case of this unusual tumor encountered in the uvula and soft palate.

Report of a Case  In September, 1956, a 9-year-old girl was operated on for a "papilloma" of the uvula and soft palate. The papilloma, 2.5 cm. in its larger diameter, was implanted at the root of the uvula and extended 1 cm. onto the soft palate. Its macroscopic aspect was that of a benign papilloma, having a fern or coral-like appearance. With the patient under general anesthesia, the papilloma was excised by electrocoagulating its base. Recovery was uneventful, and the patient was free of symptoms for several months following the operation. Unfortunately, a pathological report on the histological nature of the tumor was never made, as the specimen was lost en route to our hospital for study from the

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