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May 1952

INTRANASAL CHONDROSARCOMA: Report of a Case

Author Affiliations

EVANSTON, ILL.
From the Department of Otolaryngology, Northwestern University Medical School, and the Evanston Hospital.

AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1952;55(5):559-565. doi:10.1001/archotol.1952.00710010573006
Abstract

CHONDROSARCOMA is an uncommon intranasal tumor. In any location it is preeminently a neoplasm found in adults 25 to 50 years of age. It progresses slowly and metastasizes late. Secondary nodules occur in the lungs and are rarely found in other organs. Boyd1 states that autopsy occasionally reveals continuous intravascular growth of the tumor. Anderson2 states that this has been known to extend to the right side of the heart or even into the pulmonary arteries.

Solid chondromatous tumors as a class cause concern to pathologists and surgeons because of their known behavior pattern of repeated recurrences. An operation extensive enough to be curative results in repulsive disfigurement, intolerable disability, or both. The knowledge that a very extensive operation is necessary to cure and that a more conservative operation will be followed by slow recurrence encourages many surgeons to shun the very radical operations necessary to eliminate the

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