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October 1951

Les tumeurs malignes des voies aéro-digestives superieures.

AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1951;54(4):464. doi:10.1001/archotol.1951.03750100126015

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This book is the work of the Cancer Center of Toulouse, France. It comprises five chapters, the first devoted to anatomy and physiology of the upper respiratory and digestive tracts, the second to pathology of the malignant tumors of these regions, the third to symptomatology and diagnosis, the fourth to general treatment of these malignant growths, and the fifth to study of different tumors according to the localization (nasopharynx; soft palate, tonsils and base of tongue, in the mesopharynx, and pyriform sinus, etc., in the hypopharynx).

An important chapter is devoted to roentgenology of the larynx, and current surgical procedures (thyrotomy, partial laryngectomy, hemilaryngectomy by Hautant and Tapia's method, total laryngectomy by Perier, Gluck and Tapia's method, laryngectomy in three stages by Portmann's method, pharyngectomy, and deep neck dissection for removal of involved lymph nodes) are described in detail. The irradiation therapy employed consisted in 2.5 or 10 mg. radium

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