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October 1951

LYMPHOEPITHELIOMA OF THE NASOPHARYNX

Author Affiliations

NEW YORK
From the Department of Otolaryngology, Harlem Hospital, Service of Dr. Herman J. Burman.

AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1951;54(4):390-408. doi:10.1001/archotol.1951.03750100052007
Abstract

FOUR CASES of lymphoepithelioma of the nasopharynx have been observed recently by me. These cases demonstrate interesting and typical features which make their presentation worth while together with a discussion of the entire problem of these anaplastic neoplasms.

REPORT OF CASES  Case 1.—S. C., a Negro woman aged 32, first appeared on June 28, 1948, in the Medical Outpatient Department with a history of loss of weight in the previous months and stuffiness of the nose. After examination, which revealed no abnormal physical findings, she was referred to the allergy clinic on July 2 for further study. Here, also, the findings were negative. On Aug. 24, in the dental clinic, extraction of the second and third lower left molar teeth was followed by copious hemorrhage and syncope. The bleeding continued and the face became considerably swollen, necessitating hospitalization on the following day. On Aug. 26, while in the hospital, she

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