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September 1976

Lymphomas of the Masticator Space

Author Affiliations

From the departments of otorhinolaryngology (Drs Work and Hybels) and internal medicine (Dr Penner), University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1976;102(9):532-534. doi:10.1001/archotol.1976.00780140064005

• Lymphomas that involved the masticator space occurred in three patients. In one patient, the masticator space remained the sole manifestation for many years; in the other two patients, the masticator-space involvement was a local manifestation of constitutional disease. In all three patients, excisional biopsies and microscopical tissue examinations were carried out because of a mass deep to the parotid gland. The symptoms and signs are quite similar to those manifested in patients with infection. Surgical procedures other than incisional biopsy are not indicated. Irradiation and chemotherapy appear to be the treatments of choice.

(Arch Otolaryngol 102:532-534, 1976)

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