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April 1975

Polytef Granuloma Clinically Simulating Carcinoma of the Thyroid

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Laboratory Medicine and the Department of Otolaryngology, National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Md.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1975;101(4):262-263. doi:10.1001/archotol.1975.00780330058015

A case of a foreign body granuloma to polytef (Teflon) appeared as a mass on the left side of the neck and clinically simulated carcinoma of the thyroid.

Autopsy results demonstrated that the intracordal polytef extended through the cricothyroid membrane via a fistulous tract forming a suprathyroid nodule.

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