• A 39-year-old man was examined for a severe speech impediment that was first noted in early childhood. Otolaryngologic examination demonstrated a membranous structure confluent from anterior pillar to anterior pillar and from the soft palate to the base of the tongue. A review of the literature reveals this to be a persistent pharyngeal membrane, which is a rare congenital anomaly.
(Arch Otolaryngol 105:286-287, 1979)
Hoffman RA. Persistent Pharyngeal Membrane. Arch Otolaryngol. 1979;105(5):286–287. doi:10.1001/archotol.1979.00790170056017
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