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June 1935

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

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

Arch Otolaryngol. 1935;21(6):722-733. doi:10.1001/archotol.1935.00640020737013


Schibler1 collected from the literature reports of 89 cases of melanosarcoma of the upper air and food passages. In 38 of these cases the lesion involved the nose and the paranasal sinuses; in 3, the pharnyx; in 4, the esophagus, and in the remainder, the gingivae and the palate. The larynx, trachea or bronchi were not involved unless there was extension or metastasis from a growth which was situated elsewhere. The most common points of origin in the nose were found to be the septum and the nasal meatus. The results of treatment in these cases confirmed the well known fact that melanosarcoma of these structures is highly virulent.

Houser2 reported 21 cases in which there was a primary malignant neoplasm of the maxillary sinus. These patients were treated at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital. In 15 cases the tumor was treated surgically, either with

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