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October 1935

XANTHOMA OF THE PHARYNX AND LARYNX

Author Affiliations

ROCHESTER, MINN.
From the Section on Laryngology, Oral and Plastic Surgery, the Mayo Clinic.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1935;22(4):449-453. doi:10.1001/archotol.1935.00640030465007
Abstract

Xanthomas of the pharynx and larynx are of interest from a diagnostic standpoint on account of their rarity. At the Mayo Clinic during the last four years we have examined four patients with this condition. Two of the cases were reported by Finney, Montgomery and New in 1932, and since that time I have seen two additional cases. Previous to 1930 this condition in the upper respiratory tract had not been recognized in the cases which were seen at the clinic. At the time of the previous report twenty-six cases of xanthoma multiplex had been seen at the clinic, and in the literature I was able to find only sixteen cases in which the mouth and pharynx were affected and only three cases in which the larynx and trachea were involved.

REPORT OF CASES

CASE 1.—A married woman, aged 48 years, came to the clinic on May 25,

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