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May 1979

Persistent Pharyngeal Membrane

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Otolaryngology, New York University, New York.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1979;105(5):286-287. doi:10.1001/archotol.1979.00790170056017

• 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)

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