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DIAGNOSIS OF TUMORS OF THE NASOPHARYNX BY CYTOLOGICAL PROCEDURE: Preliminary Report of a New Technique Employing a Suction Cannula

DIAGNOSIS OF TUMORS OF THE NASOPHARYNX BY CYTOLOGICAL PROCEDURE: Preliminary Report of a New... Abstract This is a preliminary report describing a simple cytological procedure in which a suction cannula was employed to establish a diagnosis of carcinoma of the nasopharynx. The suction cannula, to obtain cells for cytologic study, has found its greatest application in gynecological tumors. The simplicity of the aspiration technique prompted its trial for use in tumors of the nasopharynx. The epithelium of the nose and throat has been made the subject of cytological study notably described in three recent reports. Morrison, Hopp, and Wu1 examined smears from 85 patients and found malignant cells in 7. Fitz-Hugh, Moon, and Lupton2 isolated 6 instances of malignant cells in antral washings from 72 patients. Friedmann,3 reporting from London, isolated malignant cells from 105 patients who were suspected of having malignant tumors. He employed ordinary cotton swabs for the nose and curved wool carriers for smears from the nasopharynx. TECHNIQUE With References 1. Morrison, L. F.; Hopp, E. S., and Wu, R.: Diagnosis of Malignancy of Nasopharynx: Cytological Studies by Smear Technic , Ann. Otol. Rhin. & Laryng. 58:18, 1949. 2. Fitz-Hugh, G. S.; Moon, C. N., and Lupton, C. H.: Cytological Smear Technique in Diagnosis of Carcinoma of Maxillary Sinus: Preliminary Report , Laryngoscope 60:376, 1950. 3. Friedmann, I.: Exfoliative Cytology as Aid in Diagnosis of Tumours of Throat, Nose, and Ear , J. Laryng. & Otol. 65:1, 1951. 4. Davidson, H. B.; Clyman, M., and Winston, R.: New Fixative for Vaginal Smears , Stain Technol. 24:145, 1949. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png A.M.A. Archives of Otolaryngology American Medical Association

DIAGNOSIS OF TUMORS OF THE NASOPHARYNX BY CYTOLOGICAL PROCEDURE: Preliminary Report of a New Technique Employing a Suction Cannula

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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1953 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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0096-6894
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10.1001/archotol.1953.00710030463009
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Abstract

Abstract This is a preliminary report describing a simple cytological procedure in which a suction cannula was employed to establish a diagnosis of carcinoma of the nasopharynx. The suction cannula, to obtain cells for cytologic study, has found its greatest application in gynecological tumors. The simplicity of the aspiration technique prompted its trial for use in tumors of the nasopharynx. The epithelium of the nose and throat has been made the subject of cytological study notably described in three recent reports. Morrison, Hopp, and Wu1 examined smears from 85 patients and found malignant cells in 7. Fitz-Hugh, Moon, and Lupton2 isolated 6 instances of malignant cells in antral washings from 72 patients. Friedmann,3 reporting from London, isolated malignant cells from 105 patients who were suspected of having malignant tumors. He employed ordinary cotton swabs for the nose and curved wool carriers for smears from the nasopharynx. TECHNIQUE With References 1. Morrison, L. F.; Hopp, E. S., and Wu, R.: Diagnosis of Malignancy of Nasopharynx: Cytological Studies by Smear Technic , Ann. Otol. Rhin. & Laryng. 58:18, 1949. 2. Fitz-Hugh, G. S.; Moon, C. N., and Lupton, C. H.: Cytological Smear Technique in Diagnosis of Carcinoma of Maxillary Sinus: Preliminary Report , Laryngoscope 60:376, 1950. 3. Friedmann, I.: Exfoliative Cytology as Aid in Diagnosis of Tumours of Throat, Nose, and Ear , J. Laryng. & Otol. 65:1, 1951. 4. Davidson, H. B.; Clyman, M., and Winston, R.: New Fixative for Vaginal Smears , Stain Technol. 24:145, 1949.

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A.M.A. Archives of OtolaryngologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Apr 1, 1953

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