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October 1980

Idiopathic Fibrosis of the Lateral Compartment of the Neck

Arch Intern Med. 1980;140(10):1386-1387. doi:10.1001/archinte.1980.00330210134041

• We report a case of idiopathic fibrosis of the lateral compartment of the neck. Twenty-four years after the onset of swelling of the neck and 14 years after biopsy, the patient remains only mildly symptomatic. Histologically, it appears to be a homologue of the other idiopathic fibrosing syndromes such as retroperitoneal fibrosis, mediastinal fibrosis, sclerosing cholangitis, fibrosis of the orbit, and Riedel's struma.

(Arch Intern Med 140:1386-1387, 1980)