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April 1955

RETICULUM-CELL SARCOMA ARISING IN THE PARANASAL SINUSES: Report of Case

Author Affiliations

Philadelphia

AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1955;61(4):468-469. doi:10.1001/archotol.1955.00720020484014
Abstract

ALTHOUGH reticulum-cell sarcomas are not uncommon malignant tumors, their primary origin in the paranasal sinuses is infrequent. There are scattered reports throughout the literature of such lesions arising in the sinuses. However, the literature is somewhat confusing to review because the classification of these tumors has been a point of controversy among some pathologists. One school describes these tumors as arising from undifferentiated mesenchymal or reticulum cells and have given the tumor its name of reticulum-cell sarcoma. However, other pathologists list these as lymphosarcomas. To make the picture still more confused, some pathologists, such as Ehrich, state that there is truly no such thing as a lymphosarcoma. In reviewing case reports it is extremely difficult to appraise the number of cases because of these differences in nomenclature and because many cases are in the literature listed as merely sarcomas with no attempt to further classify them. The otolaryngologic literature has

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