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September 1958

Les Tumeurs de l'amygdale et de la région vélopalatine.

AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1958;68(3):400. doi:10.1001/archotol.1958.00730020412019

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This is a thorough, well-documented, clinical study of 1139 patients with tumors of the tonsil, soft and hard palate, and of the retro- and lateropharyngeal spaces. The authors discuss the bearing which the microscopic classification of the tumor, the sex and age of the patient, the location and extent of local and lymph-node involvement, technical details of radiotherapy, etc., have on the course of the disease and result of treatment. The follow-up of patients is good: They do not have an "indeterminate" group and all patients lost to followup or dead of intercurrent disease, are classified as failures.

The material consists of 534 tonsillar epitheliomas and 150 lymphosarcomas, 109 epitheliomas, 176 benign mixed tumors and 46 cylindromas of the hard and soft palate, and 124 tumors of the lateral pharyngeal and retropharyngeal spaces, half of which are neurilemmomas. Poorly differentiated epitheliomas and lymphosarcomas more frequently gave rise to lymph node

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