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December 1935

MIXED TUMOR OF THE RETROTONSILLAR SPACE: REPORT OF A CASE

Author Affiliations

PHILADELPHIA
From the Otolaryngological Service no. 2, Mount Sinai Hospital.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1935;22(6):725-732. doi:10.1001/archotol.1935.00640030743003
Abstract

A neoplasm of the mixed tumor variety may arise in many sites that are both extraparotid and extrasubmaxillary. Such growths have been reported as arising in the palate (both the hard and the soft palate), the nares, the buccal mucous membrane, the alveolar border, the base of the tongue, the face, the neck, the lips, the lacrimal gland and the larynx. Of this group, growths in and about the palate are by far the most common. New and Childrey1 stated that in 56 per cent of their cases the tumor was found in the palate. They also noted that such a tumor rarely occurs in the tonsillar fossa. McFarland's2 personal collection includes a group of cases of tumor involving the tonsil and the tonsillar region, although some of the growths are not definitely proved to be of the mixed tumor variety. His group includes a case reported by

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