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September 1949


Author Affiliations

TURKISH NAVY Specialist in Diseases of the Ear, Nose and Throat, Naval Hospital ISTANBUL, TURKEY
From the Department of Otolaryngology of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and the Presbyterian Hospital, New York.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1949;50(3):330-334. doi:10.1001/archotol.1949.00700010340012

Although malignant growths of the middle ear do not occur frequently, various types of such tumors have been reported in the world literature. The case presented here is of special interest because no such case was found reported in the available literature.

REPORT OF A CASE  A Negro girl aged 3 was admitted to Babies Hospital on Jan. 10, 1945, with paralysis of the left side of the face and slight bleeding for five days from a tumor in the left external auditory meatus.The family and past histories were noncontributory.Examination.—The patient was a well developed, thin child weighing 14 Kg. There was complete paralysis of the left side of the face. Cervical nodes were palpable in both the anterior and the posterior region. Examination of the left ear revealed a finger-like mass protruding from the external auditory canal. The drum membrane could not be visualized. The other

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