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May 1925

PERFORATION OF THE FAUCIAL PILLARS: REPORT OF CASE

Author Affiliations

PHILADELPHIA
From the Department of Otology, the University of Pennsylvania.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1925;1(5):503-509. doi:10.1001/archotol.1925.00560010527004
Abstract

A patient, with a perforation of the right anterior faucial pillar, recently came to my attention in the Ear Clinic of the University of Pennsylvania Hospital. Cases of this kind, although not extremely rare, have been but infrequently placed on record, and I have taken the opportunity that this case affords of reviewing and summarizing the literature on the subject, using my own case as a text.

REPORT OF CASE  M. B., a girl, aged 9 years, white, had a history of considerable illness, consisting of granulation of the eyelids, pneumonia and mastoiditis at 1 year of age, eczema of the scalp and face a short time later, a severe condition of the throat at 2 years, and chickenpox at 6 years. The exact diagnosis of this throat condition was greatly in doubt. The mother stated that the child's throat was sore on the right side for three months, but

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