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December 1949


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Arch Otolaryngol. 1949;50(6):831-832. doi:10.1001/archotol.1949.00700010846017

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Polyps involving the hypopharynx are of sufficiently infrequent occurrence to make even a single case of interest.

REPORT OF A CASE  A white woman aged 55 was first seen on Nov. 30, 1948, with the chief complaint of intermittent episodes of nausea, associated with the feeling of a moving lump in the throat. This had been evident during the previous two years but had become more noticeable during the past year, particularly during the two months prior to examination. Except for thyroidectomy performed eight years previously, the history was noncontributory.On two occasions a long, thick, red object was regurgitated and hung out of the mouth down to the chin. The most recent occurrence was one week prior to her examination; at that time, on

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