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October 1949


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From the Oto-Laryngological service of Dr. A. A. Schwartz, Montefiore Hospital for Chronic Diseases.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1949;50(4):453-456. doi:10.1001/archotol.1949.00700010465010

True osteomas occur rather frequently in the bones of the skull and involve the sinus cavities. Osteoma of the tongue is a rare condition. Seven cases have previously been reported. The eighth case is now presented.

REPORT OF CASE  Mrs. M. W., a white housewife, age 30, was admitted to the migraine clinic of Montefiore Hospital, on Dec. 23, 1946. Her chief complaints were headache, postnasal discharge and a tendency to gag and vomit. These had been present for several months. There was no history of pain or difficulty in swallowing. On Jan. 23, 1947, she was referred to the ear, nose and throat clinic for consultation. At that time the patient stated that six days previously she had felt with her finger a mass at the back of her throat.Examination revealed no abnormalities except of the tongue. At the middle of the right limb of the V formed

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