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August 1950

BENIGN TUMORS OF THE ESOPHAGUSReport of a Case of Neurofibroma

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SAN ANGELO, TEXAS

Arch Otolaryngol. 1950;52(2):150-156. doi:10.1001/archotol.1950.00700030171002
Abstract

BENIGN tumor of the esophagus is a rare disease. Patterson,1 who published reviews on this subject in 1933, was able to find only 60 cases reported between 1712 and 1932. He reported aberrant thyroid, adenoma, cyst, fibroma, hemangioma, leiomyoma, lipoma, lipomyoma, myoma, myxofibroma, papilloma and polyps. Many of these were discovered incidentally at autopsy. Adams and Hoover2 reviewed the literature from 1933 to 1943 and found 26 additional cases of benign tumors of the esophagus. The pathologic diagnoses of some of these were the same as some previously reported by Patterson. They added such tumors as benign giant cell tumor, neurofibroma, osteochondroma and three unclassified benign tumors. Adams and Hoover added 3 cases of their own, including 2 of fibroma and 1 of polyp. In 1944 Moersch and Harrington,3 of the Mayo Clinis, reported 15 additional cases of benign tumors of the esophagus and added such tumors as fibrolipoma, which

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