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July 1934


Author Affiliations

From the Department of Oto-Laryngology, St. Michael's Hospital, and the Department of Anatomy, University of Toronto.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1934;20(1):61-67. doi:10.1001/archotol.1934.03600010068006

Careful search of the American, English and German literature yielded surprisingly little material and few completely reported cases of hemangio-endothelioma of the temporal bone. Frederick L. Jack, of Boston, reported a case in an adult.1

REPORT OF CASE  History.—A girl, 5 years of age, was admitted to St. Michael's Hospital on Dec. 8, 1932, complaining of severe pain in the left ear. According to the mother the child had been in perfect health until about the middle of October when she complained of pain in the left ear, which persisted and became progressively more severe. On the third day after the onset of the pain the mother noticed a gray, cauliflower-like growth deep in the external auditory canal. A physician removed a piece of the growth for microscopic examination. Subsequently he stated that he had received a report that it resembled cancer. Following the removal of a specimen

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