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June 1938


Author Affiliations

From the Pathology Laboratory and the Ear-Nose-Throat Service of the Medical Center.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1938;27(6):766-772. doi:10.1001/archotol.1938.00650030784007

The rarity of nerve sheath tumor of the tongue has prompted us to publish our own case and to review the literature.

G. H., a white man aged 32, visited the otolaryngologic clinic on June 18, 1937, because of sore throat of eight weeks' duration. He stated that on April 18 he began to have dysphagia, which was constant until the time of the first visit. About one week before coming to the clinic, he inspected his throat and saw a small growth on the right side of the tongue. His history and that of his family were essentially irrelevant. Examination revealed a well nourished and well developed man. He stated that he did not smoke, chew, or drink. A small pedunculated wart on the right cheek and several small pigmented spots on the neck and chest were noted. In the oral cavity, opposite the second molar on the right

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