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October 1928

INTRINSIC CANCER OF THE LARYNX OPERATED ON BY LARYNGOFISSUREIMMEDIATE AND ULTIMATE RESULTS

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LONDON, ENGLAND

Arch Otolaryngol. 1928;8(4):377-385. doi:10.1001/archotol.1928.00620020401001
Abstract

This paper includes a report of every patient with intrinsic cancer whom I have treated by laryngofissure; the after-history has, fortunately, been available in every instance, and nothing has been extenuated or set down in malice prepense. This record is the result of more than twenty-eight years' experience in carrying on the pioneer work of Butlin and Semon.1 It embraces my earliest efforts as well as the results of more mature knowledge and technic. It therefore, I hope, carries the lessons both of early anxieties and of increased experience. It is the largest personal record which has, so far as I know, been contributed to the subject. Although none of us is free from bias, I venture to claim that the work is sincere.

LARYNGOFISSURE: A DEFINITION

Laryngofissure is an inadequate expression to describe the operation I practice. The term fissure of the larynx, or splitting the thyroid carti

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