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December 1952

PRIMARY MUCOEPIDERMOID CARCINOMA OF MASTOID: Report of a Case

AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1952;56(6):583-587. doi:10.1001/archotol.1952.00710020608003
Abstract

WHILE primary carcinoma of the middle ear is known to be of relatively common occurrence, primary carcinoma of the mastoid without involvement of the antrum or the tympanic cavity is a medical curiosity.

Cases of primary malignant disease limited to the mastoid were encountered on three occasions in the literature of the past 20 years. Lillie1 briefly reported a case of "primary carcinoma of the mastoid," which he encountered, without giving any histopathological details. Corya2 recorded a case of osteogenic fibrosarcoma of the temporal bone which involved the posteroinferior part of the mastoid. Scal and Ide3 described a case of angioendothelioma of the mastoid in a child of 21 months. Both of the latter two cases presented facial paralysis and a polyp protruding through the posterior wall of the external auditory meatus without involvement of the middle ear.

REPORT OF CASE  A 79-year-old white man presented the

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