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July 1967

Fibromatous Polyp of Hypopharynx Presenting From the Mouth

Author Affiliations

New York
From the Gracie Square Hospital, New York.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1967;86(1):61-65. doi:10.1001/archotol.1967.00760050063013
Abstract

BENIGN tumors of the pharynx are uncommon. Benign hypopharyngeal tumors are rare. It is only on surveying the literature that one can appreciate the extreme rarity of fibromas or fibromatous polyps of the hypopharynx, a fact which may not be fully appreciated on casual reading of the standard textbooks.1-6

This paper deals with an elderly woman who suddenly presented with a hitherto completely unsuspected and asymptomatic tumor projecting from her mouth. On examination, it appeared to arise from the hypopharynx. This tumor is discussed with reference to other cases in the literature, its dramatic mode of presentation, the reasons for its clinical silence, and details of its removal and prognosis.

Report of a Case  A 68-year-old white widow was admitted to the Gracie Square Hospital for the first time on April 23, 1966, for electroconvulsive therapy for depression of several days duration. The patient had suffered from emotional depression three

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