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November 1940

TUMORS OF THE EXTERNAL AUDITORY CANAL: WITH A REPORT OF ELEVEN CASES

Arch Otolaryngol. 1940;32(5):831-844. doi:10.1001/archotol.1940.00660020838001
Abstract

Tumors of the external auditory canal are so rarely encountered in clinical practice that they are bound to elicit unusual interest. Experience with a number of cases of this type of lesion has prompted me to make a study of the cases which have been observed at City Hospital and at Lakeside Hospital.1 This has been augmented by a review of most of the recent literature on the subject.

MALIGNANT TUMORS  Squamous carcinoma is the most common malignant tumor of the external auditory canal, and the records reviewed contain 3 cases of this type of lesion, which I am presenting here:Case 1.—A white woman, a widow, aged 58 years, presented herself at City Hospital on April 11, 1931 for treatment of a discharging ear. She said that there had been drainage from this ear since she was 4 years old. She had had pain in the ear and the

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