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September 1973

The Occult Primary Tumor

Author Affiliations

Ann Arbor, Mich
From the University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Mich. Dr. Winegar is now with the Toledo Clinic, Inc, Toledo, Ohio.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1973;98(3):159-163. doi:10.1001/archotol.1973.00780020167005

Patients having metastatic cervical malignancy with an unknown primary source are termed occult primary patients. From 1953 to 1969, 106 occult primary patients were treated at the University of Michigan. These cases are reviewed with the conclusion that surgery is the best initial management in most cases.

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