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August 1938


Arch Otolaryngol. 1938;28(2):305-311. doi:10.1001/archotol.1938.00650040313012

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Papilloma of the Tonsil: Report of Three Cases. Presented by Dr. Ira Frank.  True tumors of the tonsils are rare lesions, those of the benign type being much less frequently observed than those of the malignant. Benign tumors include most commonly fibroma, papilloma, lymphoma and angioma; myoma, adenoma, lipoma, chondroma, teratoma and mixed tumor also occur but with far less frequency. Pedunculated or sessile papillomas or diffuse papillomatous hypertrophy of the tonsil, including epithelial elements, must be distinguished from the ordinary adenoid lymphoid hypertrophy of the tonsil, although from the clinical standpoint the distinction is almost exclusively of academic interest, either condition calling for tonsillectomy. (An extensive review of the literature was given.)According to the records of the department of pathology of Michael Reese Hospital, in the past six years only 3 patients with hard papilloma of the tonsil came for examination. (Because of the rarity of reports of

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