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October 1941

POSITION MALIGNANCY

Author Affiliations

CHARLOTTE, N. C.
From the Charlotte Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1941;34(4):771-786. doi:10.1001/archotol.1941.00660040827009
Abstract

Some tumors, benign as to cell type, might be classified as malignant if by their position or location they constitute a threat to life or to vital anatomic structures. The heterogeneous, rather benign tumors to be described here deserve to be grouped together only because of this so-designated position malignancy and because of their common benign cellular structure. Most of them are rather rare or at least unusual.

REPORT OF CASES  Case 1.—Mr. B. B., 23 years old, was first examined in 1925, because of a discharge from the right ear, which had been present since childhood. The personal history and the marital history were noncontributory. Two small perforations were seen in the drum membrane—one anterior and low, near the eustachian tube; the other high, in Shrapnell's membrane. There was a scanty purulent discharge, and a small granulation protruded through the upper perforation. There was considerable middle ear deafness, and

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