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Article
May 1926

FIBRO-ADENOLIPOMA OF THE TONSIL

Author Affiliations

MERRILL, WIS.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1926;3(5):448-451. doi:10.1001/archotol.1926.00580010478007
Abstract

REPORT OF CASE

History.—L. W., a girl, aged 8 years, was an adopted child, about whose family or previous personal history nothing was known. The present condition was discovered by the county nurse of Lincoln County in her routine examination of school children, and the child was sent to the family physician, who referred the case to me. The child was unaware of any abnormality in her throat, there being no subjective symptoms.

Fig. 1.—Section near base of tumor, showing epithelial covering, fibrous substructure and fatty interior. X 100.

On inspection of the fauces, a clubshaped tumor was seen arising from the cleft between the left tonsil and its posterior pillar, near the upper pole. It extended downward, forward and inward, its free end resting on the dorsum of the tongue. It was alabaster white excepting about 10 mm. near its origin, which was the color of the

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