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February 1941

DECUBITAL ULCERS OF THE PHARYNX

Author Affiliations

GRAND JUNCTION, COLO.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1941;33(2):251-254. doi:10.1001/archotol.1941.00660030254008
Abstract

Heryng1 (1890) was the first to describe, under the title "Benign Ulcers of the Pharynx," a condition characterized by the following signs:

It occurs usually unilaterally, always in the shape of an oblong shallow ulceration or deep excoriation, and always on the anterior pillar over the tonsil. The margins are sharp, the floor in the beginning covered with a gray-white coating which can be removed by scraping. The surrounding mucous membrane is reddened. It does not bleed when touched and is rather indolent. It never originates from vesicles or pustules by confluence (Herpes, Pemphigus) and remains always solitary, and never are similar changes to be found on other places of the pharyngeal mucous membrane. After two to three days' duration red granulations appear on the floor of the ulceration. The papillary layer clears and from the edges the new epithelium proceeds toward the center, the coating disappears and after ten

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