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October 1937

A VEGETABLE FOREIGN BODY ENCAPSULATED IN A VOCAL CORD: REPORT OF AN UNUSUAL CASE

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BUFFALO
From the Departments of Pathology and Otolaryngology, Buffalo City Hospital and University of Buffalo Medical School.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1937;26(4):415-418. doi:10.1001/archotol.1937.00650020457005

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Abstract

It is uncommon for foreign bodies to be embedded in the vocal cords. Encapsulation of a vegetable foreign body in a vocal cord is rare. It is for this reason that the following case is reported.

G. S., a white man of 40, was admitted to the Buffalo City Hospital on Feb. 2, 1932. He stated that about three years before he noticed that his voice was becoming hoarse. Since that time his hoarseness had undergone irregular periods of exacerbation and remission until one year previous to his admission, when it became constant and severe. He stated that during the year prior to admission he had on occasions felt "gagged," and had found it necessary to whistle before he could speak. Past illnesses and other functional history were irrelevant to the present communication. It is interesting to note, however, that the senior medical student who recorded the patient's history but

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