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December 1953

SOLITARY NEUROFIBROMA PRESENTING IN PHARYNX AND NECK WITH HORNER'S SYNDROME

AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1953;58(6):740-741. doi:10.1001/archotol.1953.00710040767014
Abstract

PATIENTS showing a mass which presents itself in the neck and in the pharynx on the same side are seen relatively frequently by the otolaryngologist. Case reports of these in which the tumors are related to the neurofibromas usually stress the infrequency of the lesion in this location.

In the strict sense a neurofibroma is a tumor which shows all the elements of the nerve trunk (perineurium, endoneurium, connective tissue, axones, and sheath cells). Neurilemmoma arise from sheath cells only. However, the term neurofibroma is used very loosely and a large number of the tumors called neurofibromas are really neurilemmomas.

Figi1 in 1933 mentioned that New and Childrey had reviewed 63 cases of benign tumor of the pharynx and tonsil from the Mayo Clinic between 1917 and 1930 and did not find a case of neurofibroma primary in this region but found several from the neck that enlarged into

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