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Iron pill-induced tumefactive mucosal injury of the Hypopharynx.
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PMID:  20975344     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Iron pill-induced mucosal injury of the airways with massive necrosis and stricture of the lower airways is known to occur, but symptomatic injury of the hypopharyngeal mucosa secondary to therapeutic oral iron ingestion has not been described. We report iron-sulfate-induced mucosal injury of the hypopharynx in a patient receiving therapeutic oral iron supplementation. The patient presented with dysphagia when swallowing pills, but not when eating or drinking. Imaging studies and clinical examination revealed an ulcerated and protuberant hypopharyngeal mass. Histology showed mucosal ulceration with deposits of extracellular crystalline iron particles. The histologic changes were identical to those seen in patients with "iron pill" gastritis.
Ashley Cimino-Mathews; Jerry H Broman; William H Westra; Peter B Illei
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of surgical pathology     Volume:  34     ISSN:  1532-0979     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Surg. Pathol.     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7707904     Medline TA:  Am J Surg Pathol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1720-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pathology, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD, USA.
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