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April 1929

CARCINOMA OF THE LARYNX IN THE YOUNG

Author Affiliations

ROCHESTER, MINN.
From the Section on Laryngology, Oral and Plastic, The Mayo Clinic.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1929;9(4):386-391. doi:10.1001/archotol.1929.00620030408003
Abstract

Although many excellent contributions on carcinoma of the larynx have appeared in the literature within recent years, the condition in young persons has been recorded so rarely that it would not seem amiss to call attention to this possibility and to record two cases of this type observed recently by us. In both of our patients, the growth was too extensive to permit of any type of conservative treatment, and laryngectomy was done.

Carcinoma of the larynx is most common in adults beyond middle age, and is much more common in men than in women. It is occasionally seen during the fifth decade of life. Most of the patients seen are between 40 and 70 years of age. The statistics of different laryngologists conform uniformly to this. MacKenty,1 in a group of approximately 400 patients, noted two patients aged 26 and one aged 80 years;

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