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January 1948

CALCIFIED HEMATOMA OF THE OROPHARYNX SECONDARY TO A GUNSHOT WOUND

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NORWALK, CONN.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1948;47(1):64-66. doi:10.1001/archotol.1948.00690030071008

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Abstract

THE CASE herein reported was considered to be of interest because of the unusual nature of the condition and the absence of any report of a similar case in the literature. It is presented as a contribution to the differential diagnosis of pharyngeal tumors.

REPORT OF A CASE  A 70 year old retired policeman first sought medical advice, in August 1946, regarding progressive impairment of the hearing of the left ear. He stated that there was tinnitus in the left ear occasionally, and intermittent supraorbital pain on the left side. The past history disclosed that the patient had been shot in 1917 during the performance of duty, the bullet traversing the left malar region and lodging near the body of the second cervical vertebra. Following the injury, the patient was semiconscious for a time and had what apparently was partial left hemiplegia. At that time the patient was under the

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