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November 1949

Treatment of Primary Malignant Tumors of the Maxilla (in French).

Arch Otolaryngol. 1949;50(5):684. doi:10.1001/archotol.1949.00700010698020

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This book is a result of combined work of the tumor center and the department of otolaryngology of the University of Lyons, France. It comprises seven chapters, dealing, respectively, with anatomy, pathology, initial symptomatology, evolution, diagnosis, results of treatment and indications for treatment.

The authors report on 16 cases of sarcoma and 191 cases of epithelioma. The majority of the sarcomas (13) were osteogenic. Of the epitheliomas 44 were of the palate and gum; 43, of anterior localization, with bulging of the cheek; 35 encroached toward the orbit and the ethmoid bone, and 61 showed invasion in all directions. Secondary involvement of the lymph nodes was frequent in the region of the submaxillary gland and the carotid artery (70 cases).

In addition to the regular roentgenographic findings, lateral exposures give useful information about the infiltration of the inferior (palatine) type of tumors.

The authors give preference to total or partial

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