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July 1936

Progress in OtolaryngologySummaries of the Bibliographic Material Available in the Field of OtolaryngologyTUMORS OF THE NOSE AND THROAT

Arch Otolaryngol. 1936;24(1):98-106. doi:10.1001/archotol.1936.00640050105014


Price1 reported 13 cases of malignant tumor of the maxillary sinus and discussed malignant growths arising from the mucosa of the nasal fossae and accessory nasal sinuses. It is noteworthy that the prognosis was uniformly bad, regardless of the type of tumor. The author stressed the difficulty of diagnosis because of the late appearance of symptoms directly referable to the site of involvement. When possible, Broders' grading of malignant growths was adopted, but apparently with an erroneous conception, as a squamous cell epithelioma of the antrum with malignant course and multiple and extensive metastases was classified as grade 1.

Watson-Williams2 reported 13 cases of carcinoma of the ethmoid cells and maxillary sinus. In cases in which the maxillary sinus was involved it was opened surgically, and radium needles were inserted. In the treatment of ethmoid tumor, needles were inserted through the skin,

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