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Article
August 1944

EXTRAMEDULLARY PLASMA CELL TUMOR OF THE MOUTH

Author Affiliations

MEDICAL CORPS, ARMY OF THE UNITED STATES
From the Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Service and the Board of Health Laboratory, Gorgas Hospital, Ancon, Canal Zone.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1944;40(2):139-141. doi:10.1001/archotol.1944.00680020175008
Abstract

In the most recent and comprehensive review of cases of extramedullary plasma cell tumor, Hellwig1 found 65 cases reported in which the tumor occurred in the upper respiratory tract. Since his review, 1 case has been reported by McNamara and Rogers2 in which the tumor occurred in a tonsil. Of the cases reported in which the upper respiratory tract was the site only 7 are recorded in medical journals having a general distribution among physicians specializing in diseases of the nose and throat in the United States. It is the purpose of this paper to report another case of extramedullary plasma cell tumor of the upper respiratory tract.

REPORT OF CASE  A 26 year old Salvadorian mestizo was admitted to the hospital complaining that for the past four and one half months he had suffered from nasal obstruction and frequent frontal headaches. The trouble began as pain in the mouth

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