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December 1965

Multicentric Endobronchial Myoblastoma

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Laryngology and Bronchoesophagology, Temple University Medical Center, Philadelphia.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1965;82(6):652-655. doi:10.1001/archotol.1965.00760010654019

ABRIKOSOFF, in 1926, initially described the tumor known as granular cell myoblastoma. The number of cases reported in the literature has multiplied rapidly since then, particularly in the last decade. This greater incidence is due, probably, to increased awareness of this condition formerly believed to be rare. The lesion is most commonly encountered in the tongue, skin, breast, oral cavity, and pharynx. It occurs uncommonly in the trachea and bronchi. Twenty-three cases have been reported located in the carinal region and distally. The following case is presented as an addition to the above number and in the belief that it is the only multicentric endobronchial granular cell myoblastoma reported in this country and the second in the world literature.

Report of a Case  A 30-year-old Negro woman was admitted to the Chevalier Jackson Clinic Service of the Temple University Medical Center on June 18, 1964, for evaluation of hoarseness and

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