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May 1935

UNUSUAL MYXOMA OF THE PHARYNX: Report of Case in Which the Growth Developed Under Observation

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1935;21(5):584-588. doi:10.1001/archotol.1935.00640020598009

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Mixed cell tumor of the type found in the salivary glands occurs frequently in the parotid region and occasionally extends into the pharynx. Cases of simple connective tissue tumor—fibroma, myxoma, etc.—likewise are frequent in the pharynx. However, a case of a large myxoma arising in the region of the parotid gland and extending into the pharynx is unusual enough to record.


History.—L. C., a white woman aged 54, entered the New Haven Hospital complaining of pain in the upper teeth on the right side of five years' duration. For two years prior to her admission she had been under the care of an internist for the treatment of myxedema. When she first presented herself to him, her chief complaint was neuralgia of three years' duration in the upper teeth and on the right side of the face. This distress was fairly constant so that she

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