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June 17, 1911

A LARGE LIPOMA OF THE LARYNGOPHARYNX: REMOVAL EXTRAORALLY UNDER COCAIN

JAMA. 1911;LVI(24):1793-1794. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.02560240023007
Abstract

The extreme rarity of fatty tumors in the pharynx, the size of the one under discussion, the comparative safety and simplicity of its removal through the mouth, and the improvement in weight, general health and comfort of the patient due to its extirpation, are reasons for placing this case on record. So extremely rare are lipomata in this region that I finally abandoned searching the literature and accepted the statement in the 1909 edition of Dr. D. Braden Kyle's "Diseases of the Nose and Throat" that but one pharyngeal lipoma had at that time ever been reported. That patient was eighty years of age; the tumor originated from the left side of the epiglottis and from the pharyngeal wall; and the symptoms were those of a movable foreign body.

History.  —In October, 1907, when I first saw Mrs. C., she was a rather small woman of 27 years. She had

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