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December 1933

A PECULIAR FORM OF HYPERPLASIA OF THE MUCOUS MEMBRANE OF THE UPPER RESPIRATORY TRACT

Author Affiliations

NEWARK, N. J.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1933;18(6):809-818. doi:10.1001/archotol.1933.00630060869008
Abstract

Chronic hyperplasia of the pharynx, nasopharynx and larynx, sclerotic hyperplasia of the throat and chronic edema of the throat are synonyms given by Sir St. Clair Thomson1 in his book on diseases of the nose and throat to designate a peculiar form of hyperplasia of the mucous membrane of the upper respiratory tract. He also states that the etiology is unknown and that the condition is not common.

During the past two years I have had under my observation a patient with a condition that seems to fit this description. Dr. Perry Goldsmith of Toronto has had a similar case, extending over a period of six years, which he has permitted me to cite.

REPORT OF CASES

My patient, M. G., a white woman, aged 32, weighing 119 pounds (53.9 Kg.), was referred to me by Dr. Tirrell on Nov. 20, 1931, because of an unusual condition of

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