During the last three years, fifty-three patients with carcinoma of the larynx and laryngopharynx have been diagnosed and treated at the bronchoscopic clinic of the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital. Of these patients thirty have been under continuous observation. The remaining twenty-three, after having been diagnosed as patients with carcinoma of the larynx and laryngopharynx, received from one to two treatments with radium but were then completely lost trace of, so that this report must necessarily deal with but thirty case reports.
The radium dosage was regulated and controlled by Dr. Robinson, who is in charge of the radium at the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital. In all the patients treated, when the radium was applied internally it was done by using the element in 5 to 10 mg. platinum needles. When the radium was applied externally, it was done by the block method.
Most of the
IMPERATORI CJ. CARCINOMA OF THE LARYNX AND LARYNGOPHARYNX TREATED WITH RADIUMAN ANALYSIS OF THIRTY CASES. Arch Otolaryngol. 1926;4(2):151–159. doi:10.1001/archotol.1926.00590010165008