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February 1972

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Author Affiliations

1721 Pine St, Philadelphia 19103; The Methodist Hospital, Houston 77025

Arch Otolaryngol. 1972;95(2):188-191. doi:10.1001/archotol.1972.00770080276022

PATHOLOGIC QUIZ CASE 1  Robert E. Fechner, MD, HoustonA 32-year-old woman had noted a mass which had not changed in size in her neck for three years. She had been treated with thyroid extract with no diminution of the mass. On physical examination a 2-cm, firm, nontender, mobile nodule was located in the anterior cervical triangle. It did not move when she swallowed. Results of an otolaryngic examination were normal. The lesion (Fig 1 to 3) was removed. What is your diagnosis?

PATHOLOGIC QUIZ CASE 2  Robert E. Fechner, MD, HoustonA 23-year-old man had had a progressive swelling in his neck for one year. There was no drainage and no change in his voice. A tuberculin skin test one year previously had been positive and he was taking 300 mg of isoniazid daily. Results of a chest x-ray film were normal. On physical examination a firm, nontender, freely

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