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November 19, 1932


Author Affiliations

Fellow in Pathology, the Mayo Foundation ROCHESTER, MINN.

From the Section on Laryngology, Oral and Plastic Surgery, the Mayo Clinic.

JAMA. 1932;99(21):1754-1758. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740730018006

In the selection of treatment for carcinoma of the larynx by either a conservative or a radical operation, one should utilize every means at hand in an effort to conserve the voice, but primarily effect is directed to permanent elimination of the disease. The perfection of any particular type of surgical technic must not be permitted to outweigh the special requirements of the individual case. In order to administer the best possible surgical treatment in these cases, the surgeon should be familiar with the types of growth, the more common situations of the early growths, the grading of malignancy and the mode of extension.

STUDY OF SPECIMENS  The microscopic grading of carcinoma is a valuable aid in determining the best treatment and also the prognosis in any given case. The microscopic extension of different grades of carcinoma of the larynx was studied in 100 specimens taken at laryngectomy in the

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