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April 30, 1892

A CASE OF LARYNGEAL GROWTH.

Author Affiliations

ASSISTANT SURGEON SKIN AND THROAT DEPARTMENT, RROOKLYN EYE AND EAR HOSPITAL.

JAMA. 1892;XVIII(18):542-543. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02411220004001a

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Abstract

The following history of a case of laryngeal growth presents unusual and interesting features, and I therefore bring it before the Association for consideration:

Ida M. M., age 12, school girl, came under the care of Dr. Sherwell and myself at the Skin and Throat Clinic of the Brooklyn Eye and Ear Hospital, July 18, 1889. She complained of hoarseness, slight hacking cough, and dyspnoea on exertion, which she had first noticed about six months previous. She was small for her age, and somewhat anaemic; her mother died of phthisis, father and two sisters healthy. On laryngoscopical examination was found a papillomatous growth on the top of the right vocal cord, near the anterior commissure. It extended upward into the ventricle, was oblong in shape and had an attachment of about three-eighths by one-fourth inches. It was pale in color, contrasting strongly with the adjacent tissues, which were all congested. She

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