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Article
April 1935

TRACHEAL DIVERTICULUMOBSERVATIONS ON A CADAVER AND RESULTS OF HISTOLOGIC STUDY

Arch Otolaryngol. 1935;21(4):414-425. doi:10.1001/archotol.1935.00640020426003
Abstract

A diverticulum may occur in any hollow viscus, and much has been presented on this interesting abnormality relative to the esophagus, intestines and bladder. The reverse seems to be true with regard to diverticulum of the respiratory tract. Most observations were made and reported prior to the present century. This is rather interesting when it is recalled that much of the progress in the diagnosis and therapeutic procedures referable to the respiratory tract has been developed during this period. The Jacksons1 in their complete presentation of benign tumors of the trachea and bronchi made no mention of diverticulum, though they considered retention cyst. Moersch2 in a comprehensive review of the subject of fistula between the esophagus and tracheobronchial tree did not refer to diverticulum. Gerber3 in a similar study described a pulsion type of esophageal diverticulum as having been present.

A gaseous tumor of the neck

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