The operation of low lateral pharyngotomy for the purpose of reaching the lower part of the pharynx, the upper part of the esophagus and the posterior aspect of the larynx, is not a novel procedure except in so far as may relate to the larynx itself.
AN ILLUSTRATIVE CASE.
In the instance of the case in question, the patient, about 45 years of age, had suffered for many months with a tumor located apparently at the lower part of the pharynx, so low, in fact, that it could be seen only with the aid of a laryngoscope and could be felt at its upper aspect with the index finger introduced through the mouth only with much difficulty. The distance from the upper incisor teeth to the tumor was five and a half inches. The growth appeared to fill the entire pharynx at that situation, although the finger could be swept
BRYANT JD. LOW LATERAL PHARYNGOTOMY. FOR APPROACH TO THE LOWER PORTION OF THE PHARYNX, UPPER PORTION OF THE ESOPHAGUS AND POSTERIOR SURFACE OF THE LARYNX, WITH AN ILLUSTRATIVE CASE. JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(16):949–952. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.52480420001001
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