It is well at times to make an analytic survey of one's work in a special field and to evaluate one's findings. In the contents of this paper, comprising the results of operation in 102 cases of cancer of the larynx, the findings are tabulated under two headings, laryngectomy and laryngofissure.
In analyzing this series of cases I can find no enlightenment as to the origin of cancer.A history of hereditary involvement was found to exist in only 13 instances. Chronic irritation of some sort or other was noticed in 24 cases, or approximately 25 per cent.Ninety-one patients were men and 11 women, which gives a ratio of approximately 10 men to every woman.Cancer is supposed to be rare in persons under 40 years of age, yet in this series there were 11 patients under 40, the youngest being 25 and the oldest 76
ORTON HB. CANCER OF THE LARYNXIMMEDIATE AND ULTIMATE RESULTS OF OPERATION IN ONE HUNDRED AND TWO CASES. Arch Otolaryngol. 1938;28(2):153–192. doi:10.1001/archotol.1938.00650040161001