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In the preface Hautant calls attention to the importance of radiography applied to laryngology, emphasizing at least two points. For the surgeon the procedure is valuable since it gives him information regarding the degree of operability of the tumor, and for the radiologist in that it permits him to outline the field of irradiation. The author, Baclesse, states that radiography of the larynx and pharynx could be considered the "poor relation" of radiographic diagnosis. He emphasizes, however, that one should not forget that radiography is only a complementary procedure and can never replace the clinical examination or biopsy. In the first part of the monograph the radiographic appearances in the normal pharynx and larynx are described, including the ossification and calcification of the normal larynx. The second part deals with the malignant tumors of the pharynx and hypopharynx, including the radiographic differential diagnosis of the tumors of the hypopharynx. The
Le diagnostic radiologique des tumeurs malignes du pharynx et du larynx: Etude anatomo-topographique et radiographique. JAMA. 1938;111(5):474. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790310096041