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April 1932

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

Author Affiliations

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

Arch Otolaryngol. 1932;15(4):623-633. doi:10.1001/archotol.1932.03570030642016


Rosenwasser1 reported the extremely rare condition of plasmocytoma of the nasal cavity. The patient had had obstruction of the left side of the nose for one year, with discharge and headache. Photomicrographs and a minute microscopic description of the tumor were presented. The author concluded that the tumor consisted of a lymphoblastoma undergoing transformation of plasma cells. These tumors have a tendency to recur and often are multiple, but do not usually metastasize. Radium was used in the treatment.

Adler2 reported two cases of intranasal glioma originating from the cribriform plate.

Sakon3 reported two cases of epithelioma of the septum, and described the treatment, which consisted of complete bilateral rhinotomy with insertion of radium. One patient has been well four years; the lesion of the other patient had to be removed by diathermy after nine months.

Wright4 considered the association between chronic