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September 1940


Arch Otolaryngol. 1940;32(3):532-577. doi:10.1001/archotol.1940.00660020536017

MALIGNANT TUMORS  A statistical review of 249 cases of malignant tumor of the head or neck is presented by Fabricant.108 This material covers a period of seven years at the Research and Educational Hospital, in Chicago, where the yearly admissions to the nose and throat clinic average about 2,500. In this series there were 7 cases of malignant tumor of the antrum and 1 case of malignant tumor of the frontal sinus, certainly a small number in proportion to the total.Schall109 stresses the importance of being on the lookout for possible carcinoma in all persons coming for examination of ears, nose or throat, since it is easy to overlook this neoplasm in the early stages. He states that in New England the Barnes influence is still felt in the matter of surgical treatment, the Barnes incision (a modification of Langenbeck's) being still widely employed. The author has discarded this

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