NASOPHARYNX AND PHARYNX
Schleglmünig1 reported a case of a fibroma of the nasophrynx in a girl, aged 13, and cited from the literature a few cases of this type of tumor in girls; as a rule, these tumors occur in young boys. He quoted Bensch2 as having said that these tumors are due to the fact that the periosteum in a limited zone in the base of the skull is unable to produce bone tissue, and the surplus of nutritive substances are used in the development of a hypertrophic condition. He stated that the development of the bony skull in girls is arrested earlier than in boys, and for this reason fibromas usually develop in boys; if they do appear in girls, they become retrogressive early, as in his case. Bensch suggests this merely as an hypothesis. An objection to this hypothesis is that these tumors do
NEW GB, KIRCH W. TUMORS OF THE NOSE AND THROATA REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE. Arch Otolaryngol. 1928;8(5):600–607. doi:10.1001/archotol.1928.00620020628011
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