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Leiomyosarcoma of the Nasopharynx

Leiomyosarcoma of the Nasopharynx Abstract A previous report of a leiomyosarcoma of the nasopharynx cannot be found in the medical literature. Geschickter, in classifying sarcomas of the nasopharynx, listed two cases as myosarcomas.1 One of these was a rhabdomyosarcoma, and he has illustrated this tumor. The second case, which is listed as being myosarcoma, has no further explanation. Nonepithelial malignant tumors or malignant connective tissue tumors are exceedingly rare. Stout collected all the nasopharyngeal tumors up to 1941, and leiomyosarcoma is not mentioned.2 The Atlas of Otolaryngic Pathology from the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology does not list this tumor.3 The only smooth muscle normally found in the nasopharynx is in the structure of the blood-vessel walls. Boyd feels the muscular walls of blood vessels are immune to myoma formation.4 This is difficult to understand in that myomatous tumors have been found in areas of the body which are normally devoid References 1. Geschickter, C. F.: Tumors of the Nasal and Paranasal Cavities , Am. J. Cancer 24:637-660, 1935.Crossref 2. Stout, A. P.: Symposium on Nasopharyngeal Tumors , Laryngoscope 51:446-450, 1941.Crossref 3. Ash, J. E., and Raum, M.: Atlas of Oto-laryngic Pathology , Washington, D. C., Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, 1956, pp. 189-268. 4. Boyd, W.: Textbook of Pathology , Ed. 5, Philadelphia, Lea & Febiger, 1949, p. 288. 5. Stout, A. P.: Seminar on Tumors of the Soft Tissues, Chicago , American Society of Clinical Pathologists , (Oct. 19) , 1951, pp. 29-31 and 33-35. 6. Samuel, E.: Clinical Radiology of the Ear, Nose and Throat , New York, Paul B. Hoeber, Inc., 1952, pp. 301-307. 7. Schinz, H. R.: Baensch, W. E.; Friedl, E., and Uehlinger, E.: Roentgen-Diagnostics , translated and edited by J. T. Case, New York, Grune & Stratton, 1952, Vol. 2: Skeleton, (Pt. 2) , pp. 1785-1787. 8. Pendergrass, E. P.; Schaeffer, J. P., and Hodes, P. J.: The Head and Neck in Roentgen Diagnosis , Ed. 2, Springfield, Ill., Charles C Thomas, Publisher, 1956, Vol. 1, pp. 559-561. 9. Gomori, G.: A Rapid One-Step Trichrome Stain , Am. J. Clin. Path. 20:661-664, 1950. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png A.M.A. Archives of Otolaryngology American Medical Association

Leiomyosarcoma of the Nasopharynx

A.M.A. Archives of Otolaryngology , Volume 68 (2) – Aug 1, 1958

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Abstract

Abstract A previous report of a leiomyosarcoma of the nasopharynx cannot be found in the medical literature. Geschickter, in classifying sarcomas of the nasopharynx, listed two cases as myosarcomas.1 One of these was a rhabdomyosarcoma, and he has illustrated this tumor. The second case, which is listed as being myosarcoma, has no further explanation. Nonepithelial malignant tumors or malignant connective tissue tumors are exceedingly rare. Stout collected all the nasopharyngeal tumors up to 1941, and leiomyosarcoma is not mentioned.2 The Atlas of Otolaryngic Pathology from the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology does not list this tumor.3 The only smooth muscle normally found in the nasopharynx is in the structure of the blood-vessel walls. Boyd feels the muscular walls of blood vessels are immune to myoma formation.4 This is difficult to understand in that myomatous tumors have been found in areas of the body which are normally devoid References 1. Geschickter, C. F.: Tumors of the Nasal and Paranasal Cavities , Am. J. Cancer 24:637-660, 1935.Crossref 2. Stout, A. P.: Symposium on Nasopharyngeal Tumors , Laryngoscope 51:446-450, 1941.Crossref 3. Ash, J. E., and Raum, M.: Atlas of Oto-laryngic Pathology , Washington, D. C., Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, 1956, pp. 189-268. 4. Boyd, W.: Textbook of Pathology , Ed. 5, Philadelphia, Lea & Febiger, 1949, p. 288. 5. Stout, A. P.: Seminar on Tumors of the Soft Tissues, Chicago , American Society of Clinical Pathologists , (Oct. 19) , 1951, pp. 29-31 and 33-35. 6. Samuel, E.: Clinical Radiology of the Ear, Nose and Throat , New York, Paul B. Hoeber, Inc., 1952, pp. 301-307. 7. Schinz, H. R.: Baensch, W. E.; Friedl, E., and Uehlinger, E.: Roentgen-Diagnostics , translated and edited by J. T. Case, New York, Grune & Stratton, 1952, Vol. 2: Skeleton, (Pt. 2) , pp. 1785-1787. 8. Pendergrass, E. P.; Schaeffer, J. P., and Hodes, P. J.: The Head and Neck in Roentgen Diagnosis , Ed. 2, Springfield, Ill., Charles C Thomas, Publisher, 1956, Vol. 1, pp. 559-561. 9. Gomori, G.: A Rapid One-Step Trichrome Stain , Am. J. Clin. Path. 20:661-664, 1950.

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A.M.A. Archives of OtolaryngologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Aug 1, 1958

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