Under this title it is proper to include only neoplasms of a purely fibrous or predominating fibrous structure which originate in the nasal fossæ anterior to the naso-pharynx. Tumors in this situation are prone to assume a compound type, e.g., the fibro-myxomata and the fibro-sarcomata. The scope of this paper will not permit of consideration of these, notwithstanding their intimate relationship to the fibromata. Likewise of fibromata which originate in the neighboring sinuses, and which involve the nose only secondarily, must such meagre mention suffice as is essential to the elucidation of the nasal growths proper.
Recent literature has contained numerous reports of cases of naso-pharyngeal fibromata, recounting the various operative procedures for their removal, including preliminary subperiosteal resection, resection of the hard palate by Gussenbauer, osteoplastic resection of the superior maxilla by Langenbeck, Rouge's operation and the recent method by Furneau-Jordan. Nor have rhinologists failed to emphasize the advantages
CASSELBERRY WE. NASAL FIBROMATA.Read before the Section on Laryngology of the Ninth International Medical Congress, Washington, D. C., September, 1887.. JAMA. 1888;X(16):477–481. doi:10.1001/jama.1888.02400420001001