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August 1941

PRIMARY CARCINOMA OF THE EXTERNAL AUDITORY CANAL AND MIDDLE EARREVIEW OF THE LITERATURE; REPORT OF A CASE OF CYSTIC ADENOID EPITHELIOMA (BROOKE'S TUMOR) OF THE EXTERNAL AUDITORY CANAL

Arch Otolaryngol. 1941;34(2):254-266. doi:10.1001/archotol.1941.00660040280003
Abstract

The problem of cancer is one of vital interest to clinician and pathologist alike. Close cooperation between the two has added a wealth of knowledge to the subject within relatively recent years. Mutual interest is aroused by any unusual clinical manifestation or variation in microscopic structure. It is largely as a result of such mutual interest and close cooperation that much progress has been made in a combined attack on this strange malady.

Malignant growth of the middle ear and external auditory canal is one of the rarest lesions that the otologist is called on to treat. The paucity of authentic case reports in the literature speaks for the relative uncommonness of this type of otitic disease. Many modern textbooks give no more than passing mention to the condition. The statistical reports of large aural clinics bear witness to its rarity. The average otologist spends a lifetime in practice without

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