The early age of the patient—4 weeks at the time the tumor was surgically removed—makes this case of unusual interest. The tumor made its appearance at about the age of 3 weeks and had such a rapid growth that, although the diagnosis was suspected, we were inclined to delay surgical intervention because of the age.
REPORT OF A CASE
The infant was born Oct. 12, 1941, of a white primipara aged 20. Delivery was normal and spontaneous with the occiput in the right anterior position, the duration of labor being about twelve hours. Routine analgesia induced with a barbiturate and a small amount of ether were employed during the second stage. There was no evidence of birth trauma to the child or the mother; force had not been used, and there was no laceration of the perineum, the vaginal mucosa or the cervix. No episiotomy had been done, and no
PREWITT LH, BRENTAN E. FIBROCHONDROMA IN AN INFANT FOUR WEEKS OLD. Arch Otolaryngol. 1942;36(2):232–235. doi:10.1001/archotol.1942.03760020068008
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