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July 1966

Cancer of the Skin of the Nose

Author Affiliations

NEW YORK
From the Head and Neck Department, Pack Medical Group, New York.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1966;84(1):55-60. doi:10.1001/archotol.1966.00760030057004
Abstract

CANCER of the nasal skin presents sufficient biologic uniqueness and therapeutic challenge to merit an analysis of the pertinent factors determining its course and eventual outcome. The position and esthetic value of the nose have established the management of such cancers as a critical test in therapy. Since the conspicuous position of these neoplasms encourages early diagnosis and treatment, the majority of primary nasal tumors remains comparatively small in extent. The development of the neoplasms, in most instances, is sluggish and not threatening to life, circumstances which present the most favorable environment for their control. These advantages are often lost because of aesthetic demands by the patient for the prevention of scarring, thus setting up strictures which may result in curtailment of adequate treatment.

A group of 150 patients with cancer of the nose has been studied to evaluate the biologic behavior of these neoplasms and their response to treatment.

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