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January 1987

West German Colleagues Present at Academy Meeting in San Antonio, Tex

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Chapel Hill, NC

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1987;113(1):17-19. doi:10.1001/archotol.1987.01860010021003

Four visiting colleagues from West Germany spoke at the September 1986 meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery in San Antonio, Tex.

Dr W. Draf presented 3200 cases of diagnostic and therapeutic sinus endoscopy via a sublabial approach. His major indications were mucositis, chronic sinusitis, retention cysts, and retained tooth roots. He felt that this approach could often supplant the Caldwell-Luc operation with less morbidity.

Dr O. Kleinsasser, with his usual beautiful photodocumentation, discussed his views on verrucous carcinoma of the larynx. He presented 27 cases that had been followed up for 15 years and treated with repeated endoscopic excision without developing invasive growth or metastases. He feels that verrucous carcinoma should be reclassified as a nonmalignant disorder and proposes that it be renamed verrucous acanthosis. A viral origin is suspected.

Dr H. G. Schroeder discussed nasal and paranasal adenocarcinoma in West Germany. He found that a

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