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March 8, 1890

ADENOID HYPERTROPHY AT THE VAULT OF THE PHARYNX; ITS PATHOLOGY AND TREATMENT.Read before the Section of laryngology and Otology, at the Fortieth Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, at Newport, June, 1889.

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JAMA. 1890;XIV(10):336-342. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410100012001b

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Two satisfactory reasons exist why such a subject as the above should be presented: first, because it is possible that to some it may not be as familiar as its importance warrants, and, secondly, for the reason that the interchange of personal experience in matters relating to the practical management of a serious difficulty is never without value. I have taken the liberty, therefore, of bringing it before you and, in particular, of calling attention to some special points connected with it which are of great importance to the proper understanding and the successful management of one of the most annoying and pernicious conditions which we are called upon to treat.

Adenoid hypertrophy at the vault of the pharynx may be defined as a condition of chronic enlargement of the collection of lymphoid tissue at the vault or roof of the retro-nasal space, otherwise known as Luschka's tonsil.

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