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August 1951

SQUAMOUS CELL CARCINOMA SECONDARY TO CHOLESTEATOMA

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MUSKOGEE, OKLA.

AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1951;54(2):187. doi:10.1001/archotol.1951.03750080075011
Abstract

THE FOLLOWING report is of a case of squamous cell carcinoma found in the mastoid antrum and middle area which had developed secondarily from cholesteatoma of the middle ear.

REPORT OF A CASE  R. C. C., a 38-yr.-old man, was seen on Jan. 10, 1950, with an exposed cholesteatoma protruding through a fistulous erosion (1 cm. in diameter) which had perforated the outer table of bone and the skin approximately 1 cm. posterior to the antrum area of the left mastoid. His past history was that after a bad fall on his head at the age of 2 yr., his left drum membrane was perforated, and he has had intermittent drainage from the left ear since then. Several weeks before admission he had a complete facial paralysis on the left side which still existed at the time of examination.An aural polyp was discovered during examination of the left external

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