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November 1931

MULTIPLE PAPILLOMAS OF THE ESOPHAGUS: REPORT OF A CASE

Author Affiliations

Bronchoscopist to Mercy Hospital; Holder of Certificate of American Board of Otolaryngology TOLEDO, OHIO

Arch Otolaryngol. 1931;14(5):570-574. doi:10.1001/archotol.1931.03580020640003
Abstract

In view of the rarity of papillomas of the esophagus, I am reporting a case in order to place it on record in the medical literature. The literature contains but few reports of this benign tumor of the esophagus. Most of them were single pedunculated tumors. Mine is a case of multiple papillomas of the esophagus involving a large part of the gullet.

REPORT OF CASE  History.—A white man, aged 65, was referred to me by Dr. George E. Gerken on March 18, 1931, with the chief complaint of intermittent difficulty in swallowing. The condition was of about eighteen months' duration, during which period the patient had been treated by five different physicians. The patient stated that he had been unable to swallow at times for short periods, sometimes for an interval of two days, but oftener for only two or three hours. The condition had been worse the

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