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May 1950


Author Affiliations

Assistant Professor of Otology, Jefferson Medical College of Philadelphia; Assistant Otologist, Jefferson Medical College Hospital; PHILADELPHIA
From the Department of Otology, Jefferson Medical College Hospital.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1950;51(5):724-738. doi:10.1001/archotol.1950.00700020749010

CARCINOMA of the ear is not too frequently recorded in the literature. We believe, therefore, that a report should be made of 7 cases seen in the Department of Otology at Jefferson Hospital on the service of Dr. H. J. Williams in 1947 and 1948, during which time 1,883 new patients visited the clinic. In the same two years, 8 more cases were seen in other departments of the hospital. We shall also mention for the record, taken from a list of biopsies, a total of 65 carcinomas of the ear from all departments of the hospital from 1930 to 1948 inclusive.

According to Driver and Cole,1 epithelioma of the auricle is frequently seen by the dermatologist and radiologist but seldom by the otolgist. These authors stated that "involvement of the auricle is common." In their series 5.5 per cent of all skin cancers during a period of twenty-five

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