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Branchiogenic Carcinoma

Branchiogenic Carcinoma Abstract The occurrence of malignant degeneration within the confines of branchial remnants has been the subject of discussion for many years. Formerly, the diagnosis of primary carcinoma of the neck, probably arising in branchial remnants, was not an unusual one. However, in retrospect, it has been found under close scrutiny that in very few of the cases in which the diagnosis of branchiogenic carcinoma had been made can the diagnosis be upheld. The rarity of this condition has been emphasized by Martin,1 who has doubted if the diagnosis should ever be made. No tissue in the body is exempt from the possibility of malignant degeneration, and of course squamous epithelium and lymphoid follicles, both of which are found in branchial cysts, are notoriously prone to undergo neoplastic change. However, Martin feels that the only adequate proof of a true branchiogenic carcinoma can be the demonstration of cancer arising in the References 1. Martin, H.: Cancer of the Head and Neck , J.A.M.A. 137:1366-1376, 1948.Crossref 2. Willis, R. A.: Pathology of Tumors , Ed. 2, St. Louis, The C. V. Mosby Company, 1953, p. 304. 3. Eggston, A. A., and Wolff, D.: Histopathology of the Ear, Nose and Throat , Baltimore, The Williams & Wilkins Company, 1947, p. 1026. 4. Lahey, F. H.: Tumors of the Neck , J. A. M. A. 138:264-274, 1948.Crossref 5. Hill, F. T., and Goodof, I. I.: Branchiogenic Carcinoma , Ann. Otol. Rhin. & Laryng. 61:474-482, 1952. 6. Warren, S., and Ehrenreich, T.: Multiple Primary Malignant Tumors and Susceptibility to Cancer , Cancer Res. 4:554-570, 1944. 7. Lund, C. C.: Secondary Primary Carcinoma in Cases of Cancer of the Buccal Mucosa , New England J. Med. 209:1144-1152, 1933. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png A.M.A. Archives of Otolaryngology American Medical Association

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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1958 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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0096-6894
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10.1001/archotol.1958.00730020788017
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Abstract

Abstract The occurrence of malignant degeneration within the confines of branchial remnants has been the subject of discussion for many years. Formerly, the diagnosis of primary carcinoma of the neck, probably arising in branchial remnants, was not an unusual one. However, in retrospect, it has been found under close scrutiny that in very few of the cases in which the diagnosis of branchiogenic carcinoma had been made can the diagnosis be upheld. The rarity of this condition has been emphasized by Martin,1 who has doubted if the diagnosis should ever be made. No tissue in the body is exempt from the possibility of malignant degeneration, and of course squamous epithelium and lymphoid follicles, both of which are found in branchial cysts, are notoriously prone to undergo neoplastic change. However, Martin feels that the only adequate proof of a true branchiogenic carcinoma can be the demonstration of cancer arising in the References 1. Martin, H.: Cancer of the Head and Neck , J.A.M.A. 137:1366-1376, 1948.Crossref 2. Willis, R. A.: Pathology of Tumors , Ed. 2, St. Louis, The C. V. Mosby Company, 1953, p. 304. 3. Eggston, A. A., and Wolff, D.: Histopathology of the Ear, Nose and Throat , Baltimore, The Williams & Wilkins Company, 1947, p. 1026. 4. Lahey, F. H.: Tumors of the Neck , J. A. M. A. 138:264-274, 1948.Crossref 5. Hill, F. T., and Goodof, I. I.: Branchiogenic Carcinoma , Ann. Otol. Rhin. & Laryng. 61:474-482, 1952. 6. Warren, S., and Ehrenreich, T.: Multiple Primary Malignant Tumors and Susceptibility to Cancer , Cancer Res. 4:554-570, 1944. 7. Lund, C. C.: Secondary Primary Carcinoma in Cases of Cancer of the Buccal Mucosa , New England J. Med. 209:1144-1152, 1933.

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A.M.A. Archives of OtolaryngologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Dec 1, 1958

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