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April 1975

Polytef Granuloma Clinically Simulating Carcinoma of the Thyroid

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.