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May 1926

Progress in Otolaryngology: A Summary of the Bibliographic Material Available in the Field of Otolaryngology: TUMORS OF THE NOSE AND THROAT

Author Affiliations

From the Section on Laryngology, Oral and Plastic, Mayo Clinic.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1926;3(5):461-465. doi:10.1001/archotol.1926.00580010491011


Levin1 reports a case of cyst of the vomeronasal organ in a man, aged 25, which condition had been present since he was a small boy. It had disappeared at times until he was 17; for the following eight years it had been permanent. There was a fluctuating swelling about the size of a "tangerine orange," which filled the anterior nares, bulging the nose and the cheeks. The frontal process and the maxilla were deviated laterally. Under tracheal anesthesia, an attempt was made to remove the cyst through an incision underneath the upper lip. The cyst ruptured, however, and the greater part of the cyst wall was removed and the pocket was packed with gauze.

Levin reviews very carefully the differential diagnosis and the microscopic pathology. He believes, from the histologic appearance of the cyst, that it is of vomeronasal origin.

Santi2 reports a case

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