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December 1939


Arch Otolaryngol. 1939;30(6):986-990. doi:10.1001/archotol.1939.00650061065010

Large benign lymphoid tumors arising from the body of the faucial tonsil are rare. Small pedunculated papillomas or fibromas attached to the tonsils, the faucial pillars or the uvula are common. New1 in 1931 reported 357 tumors of the tonsils and pharynx, of which 63 were benign. Of the latter, 35 were small pedunculated papillomas, which arose from the pillars in 40 per cent of cases, from the soft palate in 28.6 per cent, from the tonsils in 28.6 per cent and from the posterior wall of the pharynx in 2.8 per cent. There were only 5 true lymphoid tissue tumors, all occurring in women. One of these, a pedunculated growth 3 inches (7.6 cm.) in diameter, attached to the upper pole of the left tonsil and composed of papillary tonsillar tissue, was strikingly similar to that in case 1 of this report. Harold D. Smith2 stated that in a

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