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May 1957

Unusual Manifestations of Polyps of the Hypopharynx and Larynx: Two Cases

Author Affiliations

New York; Elizabeth, N. J.

AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1957;65(5):447-448. doi:10.1001/archotol.1957.03830230023004
Abstract

Despite the common occurrence of polyps of the hypopharynx and larynx, the literature is not replete with references to the problems associated with these lesions. The following two cases are presented because of the unusual symptomatology of one and the unusual therapeutic requirements of the second case.

Report of Cases 

Case 1.  —A 43-year-old white man was admitted to the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary on Nov. 29, 1954, with a history of the sudden appearance of a "fleshy mass" in his mouth five days prior to admission. The patient had noted no dysphagia or dyspnea.Past medical history and review of systems were noncontributory.Positive physical findings were limited to mirror examination of the larynx. A large pedunculated mass was noted in the left pyriform fossa, the pedicle arising from the inferior portion of the left posterior pillar.Laboratory examinations were within normal range. Chest x-rays and tomograms

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