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July 1935

MALIGNANT TUMORS OF THE NASOPHARYNX

Arch Otolaryngol. 1935;22(1):51-61. doi:10.1001/archotol.1935.00640030062005
Abstract

TYPES OF TUMORS

In the year from Sept. 1, 1933, to Sept. 1, 1934, 19 cases of malignant tumor of the nasopharynx were recorded at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. All the tumors were representative of the types of malignant growth common to this region. It is my purpose in this paper to present photomicrographs of these tumors and data on the history, treatment and, whenever possible, the follow-up of these patients.

When one considers that the nasopharynx is made up of lymphoid, epithelial, muscular and connective tissue the potentiality of this location for the development of various types of tumor is easily recognizable. As one would expect, tumors of epithelial origin are the most common. The following tabulation presents the types of malig

Type of Malignant Growth

Frequency

Age Limit, Years

Carcinoma ....................................

9

33 to 77

Transitional cell carcinoma.....................................

4

10 to 52

Fibrosarcoma ......................................

2

15 to 61

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