Proceedings of the Laryngological Society of London Volume 8

Proceedings of the Laryngological Society of London Volume 8

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...cases was generally very thick. CONGENITAL SYMMETRICAL Gus IN BOTH ANTERIOR PILLARS or THE Fxucrs, WITH COMPLETE ABSENCE or ToNs1Ls. Shown by Sir FELIX SEMON. The patient was a girl aet. ll, who was seen by the reporter on September 28th, 1881. There was atubercular family history, and the patient herself was very strumous-looking. She was brought to the hospital on account of naso-pharyngeal catarrh. On examination of the throat two large ovoid gaps were seen to extend almost through the entire length of the anterior pillars of the fauces. They were perfectly symmetrical, and their edges were absolutely soft. Nowhere in the throat was there any evidence of scarring. A probe introduced through either of these gaps entered into the niche reserved for the tonsils. There was, however, not the least trace to be seen of any tonsillar tissue in these receptacles on either side. Neither mother nor child knew anything of the existence of the abnormality. His reasons for considering the defect in the light of a congenital arrest of development were not merely the absolute symmetry of the gaps, and the absence of all scarring as well as of any history of ulcerative disease, but particularly the complete absence of the tonsils. On looking through the literature at 'his disposal he has found that in three out of about twenty cases of an analogous kind, noted in the 'Internationales Centralblatt fur Laryngologie ' since 1884.-, a similar absence of the tonsils was expressly reported. This fact seemed to him very striking, and considerably added. to the view that these gaps must be regarded as a result of arrested 'development, a view in which most of the observers who had seen similar cases agreed. Possibly they may represent more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236737687
  • 9781236737687