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August 1930


Author Affiliations

Fellow in Otolaryngology, the Mayo Foundation; ROCHESTER, MINN.
From the Section on Laryngology, Oral and Plastic Surgery, the Mayo Clinic.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1930;12(2):184-189. doi:10.1001/archotol.1930.03570010212006

Primary blastomycosis, without evidence of cutaneous or systemic involvement, is rare. Blastomycosis of the tongue is unusual; it may occur as a primary condition or as part of a general systemic infection. Reported herein is a case of primary blastomycosis of the tongue.

Only four cases of blastomycosis of the tongue have been reported in the literature. Ravogli,1 Hoffmann,2 and Copelli3 each reported a case, in all of which, besides the lesion of the tongue, there was blastomycosis elsewhere in the body. The fourth case, reported by New4 in 1917, was apparently a primary lesion, but the patient died thirty-one months after the onset of symptoms.

Five cases of primary blastomycosis of the larynx have been reported, two of which were reported by New in 1928.5 A few other isolated cases of the lesion have been noted. Brewer and Wood6 described blastomycosis of the

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