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August 1952

SURGICAL TREATMENT OF BENIGN NASOPHARYNGEAL DISEASE IN THE ADULT

AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1952;56(2):177-193. doi:10.1001/archotol.1952.00710020196010
Abstract

BENIGN nasopharyngeal disease is common, as evidenced by the numerous articles in the literature, especially during the last decade. Much has been written about the treatment of excessive lymphoid tissue and its association with otological conditions in children and in flying personnel, but little has been said concerning other nasopharyngeal conditions and their treatment. During the last 20 years fewer than a score of articles have appeared dealing with surgical management of benign disease of the nasopharynx in adults.

The purpose of this effort is to focus attention again on the upper portion of the pharynx, an area which can be most interesting from the standpoint of surgical removal of the underlying pathologic conditions with consequent relief of accompanying symptoms. It is based on a study of 141 personal cases of patients with benign nasopharyngeal disease which I have operated upon since resuming practice after World War II. The occurrence

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