Denker1 described his technic for the treatment of malignant tumors of the nose. He believes that radical operation with or without irradiation is the best method of treatment, and that the various types of cautery and electrolysis have not stood the test of time. Only radical measures are of any use, except in cases of pedunculated tumors. Diathermy is still under consideration. Secondary hemorrhages, the injury of healthy tissue or occasional secondary toxemia, as well as the slow healing and bad odor, are disadvantages, and, on the whole, surgical procedures are preferred. The author suggested that the good results achieved by Holmgren, New and Merten are due to radium treatment following diathermy. He cited the mortality rates of various investigators but did not cite his own.
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Jung2 described the procedure used in the Breslau Clinic in cases of nasopharyngeal fibromas. Twenty patients were seen in twenty
NEW GB, KIRCH W. TUMORS OF THE NOSE AND THROAT: A REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE. Arch Otolaryngol. 1930;11(5):657–668. doi:10.1001/archotol.1930.03560050131015
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