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March 1954

CHORISTOMA OF THE NASOPHARYNX IN A NEWBORN INFANT

Author Affiliations

LOS ANGELES
From the Department of Otolaryngology of the Santa Rita Clinic of the Queen of Angels Hospital.

AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1954;59(3):347-348. doi:10.1001/archotol.1954.00710050359015
Abstract

IN A PERUSAL of the literature, no case of choristoma in the nasopharynx of an infant could be found. However, Baum * has seen a tiny lesion in one case, that of an older child.

Choristoma removed from the nasopharynx of an infant.

REPORT OF A CASE  G. M., born April 28, 1953, was a full-term 7-lb. 4-oz. (3,290 gm.) infant. The mother was Rh-negative, the infant Rh-positive. Delivery was by Caesarean section at term because of cephalopelvic disproportion.Routine physical examination of the infant was without abnormal findings, except that there seemed to be an obstruction to both nasal breathing and swallowing. Feeding through a nasal tube was necessary. The infant was seen on the fourth day by the department of otolaryngology. By raising the soft palate, we found a grayish movable mass lying against the posterior pharynx. Removal was thought necessary to allow normal breathing and feeding. Aspiration was

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