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A VEGETABLE FOREIGN BODY ENCAPSULATED IN A VOCAL CORD: REPORT OF AN UNUSUAL CASE

A VEGETABLE FOREIGN BODY ENCAPSULATED IN A VOCAL CORD: REPORT OF AN UNUSUAL CASE This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract It is uncommon for foreign bodies to be embedded in the vocal cords. Encapsulation of a vegetable foreign body in a vocal cord is rare. It is for this reason that the following case is reported. G. S., a white man of 40, was admitted to the Buffalo City Hospital on Feb. 2, 1932. He stated that about three years before he noticed that his voice was becoming hoarse. Since that time his hoarseness had undergone irregular periods of exacerbation and remission until one year previous to his admission, when it became constant and severe. He stated that during the year prior to admission he had on occasions felt "gagged," and had found it necessary to whistle before he could speak. Past illnesses and other functional history were irrelevant to the present communication. It is interesting to note, however, that the senior medical student who recorded the patient's history but http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Otolaryngology American Medical Association

A VEGETABLE FOREIGN BODY ENCAPSULATED IN A VOCAL CORD: REPORT OF AN UNUSUAL CASE

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1937 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0003-9977
DOI
10.1001/archotol.1937.00650020457005
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Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract It is uncommon for foreign bodies to be embedded in the vocal cords. Encapsulation of a vegetable foreign body in a vocal cord is rare. It is for this reason that the following case is reported. G. S., a white man of 40, was admitted to the Buffalo City Hospital on Feb. 2, 1932. He stated that about three years before he noticed that his voice was becoming hoarse. Since that time his hoarseness had undergone irregular periods of exacerbation and remission until one year previous to his admission, when it became constant and severe. He stated that during the year prior to admission he had on occasions felt "gagged," and had found it necessary to whistle before he could speak. Past illnesses and other functional history were irrelevant to the present communication. It is interesting to note, however, that the senior medical student who recorded the patient's history but

Journal

Archives of OtolaryngologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Oct 1, 1937

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