October 29, 1904


Author Affiliations

Associate Professor of Diseases of Chest, Throat and Nose, Rush Medical College; Laryngologist Cook County Hospital, St. Mary's of Nazareth Hospital and Home for Destitute Crippled Children. CHICAGO.

JAMA. 1904;XLIII(18):1284-1289. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.92500180001d

Hemorrhage of the larynx may be classified as follows: 1, Those cases in which there is a loss of blood through the mucous membrane of the larynx, and in which the main symptom is hemoptysis; 2, those cases in which there is no spitting of blood, but in which the evidences of hemorrhage are found on a careful laryngoscopic examination of the larynx, in an extravasation of blood in the tissues beneath the mucous membrane.

Kyle1 thinks a distinction should be made between those that are secondary to inflammation and those secondary to necrosis; in the one the term "hemorrhage laryngitis" is applicable, and in the other the term "laryngeal hemorrhage" should be used. This terminology, suggested by Bosworth2 and others, is generally accepted.

Bresgen3 says that hemorrhage laryngitis is an exacerbation of the simple phlogistic process, brought about by mechanical influences; the capillary vessels of the inflamed and strongly

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