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LYMPHOSARCOMA OF THE TONSIL: A Long Survival

LYMPHOSARCOMA OF THE TONSIL: A Long Survival Abstract LYMPHOSARCOMA of the tonsil is one of the most radiosensitive of all malignant growths. The five-year survival rate is about 25%. Stout1 reports two patients who survived more than 10 years. One was well for 13 years and 11 months; the other died at the end of 13 years and 8 months, but not from recurrence. The following is the report of a patient with lymphosarcoma of the tonsil who has survived almost 40 years. A married woman, aged 44, was examined late in December, 1919. For one month she had complained of sore throat and a hacking cough. The picture was that of a peritonsillar abscess of the left tonsil. Just one year before, 1918, a patient was seen with what appeared to be a peritonsillar abscess, which was incised. The condition, however, proved to be a fulminating lymphosarcoma of the tonsil, and the patient died a year References 1. Stout, A. P.: The Results of Treatment of Lymphosarcoma , New York J. Med. 47:158-164 ( (Jan. 15) ) 1947. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png A.M.A. Archives of Otolaryngology American Medical Association

LYMPHOSARCOMA OF THE TONSIL: A Long Survival

A.M.A. Archives of Otolaryngology , Volume 63 (6) – Jun 1, 1956

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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1956 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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0096-6894
DOI
10.1001/archotol.1956.03830120069011
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Abstract

Abstract LYMPHOSARCOMA of the tonsil is one of the most radiosensitive of all malignant growths. The five-year survival rate is about 25%. Stout1 reports two patients who survived more than 10 years. One was well for 13 years and 11 months; the other died at the end of 13 years and 8 months, but not from recurrence. The following is the report of a patient with lymphosarcoma of the tonsil who has survived almost 40 years. A married woman, aged 44, was examined late in December, 1919. For one month she had complained of sore throat and a hacking cough. The picture was that of a peritonsillar abscess of the left tonsil. Just one year before, 1918, a patient was seen with what appeared to be a peritonsillar abscess, which was incised. The condition, however, proved to be a fulminating lymphosarcoma of the tonsil, and the patient died a year References 1. Stout, A. P.: The Results of Treatment of Lymphosarcoma , New York J. Med. 47:158-164 ( (Jan. 15) ) 1947.

Journal

A.M.A. Archives of OtolaryngologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jun 1, 1956

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