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March 1974

Pseudosarcomatous Changes in Antrochoanal Polyps

Author Affiliations

Gainesville, Fla;; USAF, Biloxi, Miss
From the Division of Otolaryngology (Dr. Smith) and the Department of Pathology (Dr. Echevarria), University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, Fla, and the Department of Otolaryngology, Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi, Miss (Lt Col McLelland). Dr. Echevarria is now with St. Petersburg General Hospital, St. Petersburg, Fla.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1974;99(3):228-230. doi:10.1001/archotol.1974.00780030236016

Two patients with antrochoanal polyps with pseudosarcomatous changes noted on histologic examination of the specimens are reported. The bizarre cellular structure of the lesions initially caused confusion of these benign polyps with sarcomas. The surgeon and pathologist are alerted to the occurrence of these changes, and caution is recommended in readily accepting a diagnosis of malignant neoplasm in otherwise typical-appearing antrochoanal polyps.

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