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December 1941


Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Anatomy and Otolaryngology of the University of Southern California School of Medicine.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1941;34(6):1163-1165. doi:10.1001/archotol.1941.00660041257009

Solitary neurofibroma of the pharynx is one of the rarest tumors ever to be encountered by a laryngologist. Figi,1 in his report of a case published in 1933, stated: "A review of the literature has failed to reveal another case of solitary neurofibroma primary in the pharynx similar to that presented here." Since that time no additional cases have been reported.2 The rarity of the condition is evidenced by the fact that the case of Figi and the case to be presented here are the only ones recorded in the literature.

REPORT OF A CASE  A white man aged 57 presented himself at the laryngologic clinic in November 1940. He complained of an increasing swelling in the region of the right tonsil, which was beginning to produce some dysphagia. The swelling had been first noted eight months previously. The remainder of the patient's history was irrelevant.Examination revealed an extreme

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