The sensitivity of certain tonsillar tumors to radiation has been recognized for about eight years. In 1921, Regaud described the histopathology of certain peculiarly radiosensitive intra-oral tumors which he called lympho-epitheliome. Two of his co-workers subsequently described the clinical picture.1 Quick and Cutler,2 with the able assistance of Ewing, made noteworthy contributions to the knowledge concerning this neoplasm. A recent contribution by Cutler3 summarizes very well the entire knowledge concerning this pathologic and clinical entity.
The following case4 is reported to assist in establishing it as a true clinical entity and to show that a normal appearing tonsil may be the site of a neoplasm.
REPORT OF A CASE
E. K., a white woman, aged 60, was well until December, 1925, when she noticed a sense of constriction and discomfort in her throat. Simultaneously a mass appeared at the angle of the jaw on the left side. This mass enlarged