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April 1929

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

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

Arch Otolaryngol. 1929;9(4):445-450. doi:10.1001/archotol.1929.00620030467015


Carco1 reported four cases of angiofibroma of the posterior end of the inferior turbinate bone. He discussed the pathology of nasal growths and expressed the belief that instead of being classified indifferently as bleeding polyps, the various types should be differentiated according to their microscopic structure. He believed his cases to be unusual, as he stated that most angiofibromas originate in the septum and anterior portion of the nose.

Guthrie and Dott2 reported two interesting cases showing the occurrence of brain tissue within the nose. The first case was that of a cerebral frontal glioma which penetrated secondarily into the nasal cavity, and the second was of a nasal polyp which showed neoplastic brain tissue on microscopic examination. These authors were not able to find in the literature reports of cases similar to the first one reported. Cases of the second type are not nearly

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