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June 1943


Arch Otolaryngol. 1943;37(6):890-893. doi:10.1001/archotol.1943.00670030905017

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Primary Carcinoma of the Eustachian Tube: A Study of Evidence of Its Occurrence. Dr. Lawrence J. Lawson, Evantson, Ill.  This tumor is to be distinguished from secondary involvements of the eustachian tube by a neoplasm originating in some other nasopharyngeal location. It is the purpose of this paper to review the clinical features and the literature and to report a new case of such a tumor discovered during life, with comments on therapy.The symptoms fall essentially into three stages: (1) obstruction of the eustachian tube, with tinnitus and deafness; (2) development of a nasopharyngeal tumor, and (3) intracranial invasion through the basal foramens.The literature contains several well authenticated cases, including a few in which the diagnosis was sarcoma, some of which, with the present understanding of the pathology of this tumor, might possibly be reclassified as transitional cell carcinoma.

REPORT OF A CASE  A man aged 59 was

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