JOHN COLLINS HARVEY, M.D.
Myxoma of the left auricle is now a curable lesion. Four groups1, 2, 3, 4 have reported the successful removal of such tumors. In addition, there have been two other successful operations,5, 6 though one patient died of ventricular fibrillation in the postoperative period, and the other died of renal failure 24 days postoperatively. Since myxomas can be removed from the auricles, it is imperative that the lesion be diagnosed correctly, for an otherwise fatal condition may thus be corrected and the individual with such a tumor may thus be restored to health. All too often the diagnosis of
HARVEY JC. MYXOMA OF THE LEFT AURICLE1. Ann Intern Med. ;47:1067–1081. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-47-6-1067
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1957;47(6):1067-1081.
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