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January 1948


Arch Otolaryngol. 1948;47(1):67-70. doi:10.1001/archotol.1948.00690030074009

FIBROMA of the trachea is of great rarity. Stangely enough, however, the first tracheal tumor of any type to be recorded was a fibroma and was observed as an incidental finding at an autopsy by Lieutad1 in 1767. Since that time only 35 additional tumors of this type have been reported. The table presents a chronologic recapitulation of the cases and lists the authors reviewing them.

Offering further evidence of the extreme rareness of these tumors, Culp2 completed the most recent exhaustive survey of primary tracheal tumors of all types in 1936 and listed at that time a total of 433. His figures, which were obtained from the contemporary literature and from a personal survey of the statistics of 47,600 autopsies, increased by only 3 the number of tracheal fibromas reported since the comprehensive report of D'Aunoy and Zoeller3 in 1931.

REPORT OF A CASE  Mr. H. M., white, aged

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