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April 1943

BILATERAL POLYP OF THE FAUCIAL TONSILS: Report of a Case, with Review of the Literature

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Arch Otolaryngol. 1943;37(4):563-564. doi:10.1001/archotol.1943.00670030575010

True polyp of the tonsil being rather a rare lesion, this report of a case may prove of interest. A review of the recent literature on the subject reveals that New and Childrey1 reported 357 cases of tumors of the tonsil and pharynx seen at the Mayo Clinic from 1917 through 1930. Of these tumors, 63 were benign and in the latter group only 2 polyps were observed. Of these 2 polyps, 1 proved to be a malignant dermoid and the other a fibromyxomatous polyp springing from the posterior wall of the pharynx just above the glottis. No polyps springing from the tonsil itself were observed in this series.

Smith2 reported a study of the microscopic pathology of the palatine tonsil in a series of cases seen at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary from Sept. 1, 1933 to Sept. 1, 1934. During the year tonsillectomy was done in 2,200