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September 1926

MALIGNANT TUMORS OF THE ANTRUM OF HIGHMORE: END-RESULTS OF TREATMENTS

Author Affiliations

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

Arch Otolaryngol. 1926;4(3):201-214. doi:10.1001/archotol.1926.00590010219003
Abstract

The combination of cautery and radium, as employed since 1917 in the Mayo Clinic for the treatment of malignant tumors of the antrum of Highmore, has eliminated the operative deaths usually associated with this disease, and has produced a higher percentage of cures than previous operative measures. In 1920, I reported 1 the treatment of eighteen malignant tumors of the antrum by this method, emphasizing the fact that there had been a decrease in the percentage of recurrence.

TABLE 1.—Types of Primary Tumors of the Antrum

Type

Untreated

Treated

Total

Squamous-cell epithelioma...................................

36

46

82

Sarcoma......................................................

5

4

9

Lymphosarcoma.............................................

2

2

4

Fibrosarcoma............................................

2

7

9

Osteosarcoma................................................

..

1

1

Adenocarcinoma.............................................

1

4

5

Malignant (type of cell not determinable)...................

1

5

6

Malignant (microscopic examination of tissue not made)...

12

1

13

59

70

129

TABLE 2.—Types of Secondary Tumors of the Antrum

Type

Untreated

Treated

Total

Squamous-cell

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