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December 1954


Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Otolaryngology and Pathology, Presbyterian Hospital, in affiliation with the University of Illinois College of Medicine.

AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1954;60(6):677-694. doi:10.1001/archotol.1954.00720010695002

THE INITIAL manifestation of certain lymphoid disorders may be a tumor of the nasopharynx or pharynx. At the present time there seems to be no accurate way of predicting the subsequent behavior of the varying types of lymphoid tumors which appear in this area. The basis of this report is an analysis of the clinical and pathological data on 10 patients whose presenting symptoms were referable to this region and in whom there was discovered a primary lymphomatous neoplasm of the pharynx, with no simultaneous evidence of systemic involvement or of disease elsewhere in the body.

GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS  Pathologists have long been concerned with the etiology and pathogenesis of the various lymphoid diseases. The lack of any sharp features of distinction among these conditions has led to current efforts to link them broadly under the heading "malignant lymphoma." Craver has pointed out the desirability of considering lymphosarcoma along with Hodgkin's

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