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May 1933

CHICAGO LARYNGOLOGICAL AND OTOLOGICAL SOCIETY: Regular Meeting, Dec. 5, 1932

Arch Otolaryngol. 1933;17(5):727-731. doi:10.1001/archotol.1933.03570050718016

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Abstract

EFFECTS OFRADIATION ONALLERGICMUCOUSMEMBRANE. DR. L. B. BERNHEIMER and DR. M. CUTLER.

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CARCINOMA OF THE EPIPHARYNX, WITH DESTRUCTION OF THE CRANIAL NERVES, INCLUDING NERVES II AND VIII. DR. HOWARD BALLENGER.

A man, aged 40, had carcinoma of the nasopharynx with intracranial involvement. He showed direct extension to, and destruction of, the second, third, seventh and eighth cranial nerves.

A search of the literature failed to reveal a previous case of an authenticated direct involvement of the eighth nerve from carcinoma of the nasopharynx.

DISCUSSION

DR. SAMUELSALINGER: This is a complete and excellent report of an unusual condition. I think that most physicians in private practice do not have an opportunity to see many carcinomas of the epipharynx. It is interesting that the diagnosis is so frequently missed. I looked up this subject

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