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June 1941


Arch Otolaryngol. 1941;33(6):1089-1105. doi:10.1001/archotol.1941.00660031100017

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Giant Cell Tumor of the Hard Palate; Parathyroid Adenoma; Hyperparathyroidism.Dr. D. H. Ballon.  A woman aged 22 years was admitted to the hospital on May 28, 1940. Four months previously a mass appeared on the roof of her mouth. It increased progressively in size and was painful to touch. When the mass first appeared, the patient was ill with fever, general malaise and loss of appetite. One and a half years before admission she noticed a firm painless tumor near the right lobe of the thyroid, which grew steadily; at the time of admission it was the size of a pigeon's egg. There was nasal intonation. The patient was poorly developed and pale and appeared ill.Examination showed a smooth oval almost cystic swelling, about 5 cm. long and 2 cm. wide, localized to the hard palate. There were a few palpable posterior cervical glands.The Wassermann reaction of the

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