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October 1969

Multifocal Rhabdomyoma: Report of a Case

Author Affiliations

Columbus, Ohio
From the Ohio State University Hospitals, Columbus, Ohio.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1969;90(4):489-491. doi:10.1001/archotol.1969.00770030491015

RHABDOMYOMAS should be considered primarily tumors of the head and neck region. To date, 12 of the 15 rhabdomyomas reported were located in the structures of the oral cavity or the neck (Fig 1).

We report here the first case where the tumor occurred multifocally and to both sides of the midline.

Report of a Case  History.—The patient is a 59-year-old man who noticed a slowly enlarging, nontender nodule in the left submandibular region about six months prior to admission to the university hospital. For two years prior to admission he had felt a fullness in his throat when swallowing.Examination revealed two soft, moveable nodules in his left submandibular region. Another soft fusiform tumor was palpated on the right, deep to the carotid artery at the level of the thyroid cartilage. This second mass was seen pushing into the right posterior lateral wall of the oropharynx, extending interiorly as

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