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September 29, 1894

FIBRO-LIPOMA OF THE PHARYNX.Read in the Section on Laryngology and Otology at the Forty-fifth Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association held at San Francisco, June 5-8, 1894.

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JAMA. 1894;XXIII(13):491-492. doi:10.1001/jama.1894.02421180009001c


Benign tumors of the oro-pharynx, involving the posterior wall alone, are of comparatively infrequent occurrence. Judging from the cases reported, and from my own experience, lipomatous tumors located in this region are the rarest of all. The following exceedingly interesting case, that of a large fibro-lipoma of the pharynx came under my observation last January, and is quite worthy of record:

Mrs. R., 49 years of age, began nine months before I saw her to experience a sensation of roughness and fullness in her throat, attended with difficulty in swallowing, and associated with pain extending to both ears. While remaining quiet she experienced no special discomfort in her throat, but on attempting to swallow, the sensation of constriction about the throat and the pain in her ears would be frequently quite severe. This difficulty in swallowing began with the taking of solids, particularly in large pieces, and

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