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January 1950

SUPERFICIAL EPIDERMOID CARCINOMA OF THE LARYNX

Author Affiliations

NEWARK, N. J.
From the Department of Otolaryngology, University of Illinois College of Medicine.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1950;51(1):49-64. doi:10.1001/archotol.1950.00700020068004
Abstract

THE CASE presented in this paper is of particular interest for various reasons: 1. The patient had a papillary carcinoma of the larynx, which does not frequently occur. According to the experience of McKenty, only 1 per cent of intrinsic laryngeal carcinomas have a papillary structure. 2. The carcinoma was associated with trichinosis of the laryngeal muscles, which did not produce clinical symptoms. 3. An anatomic specimen of newly formed "vocal cords" was obtained about three months after a laryngofissure was performed. 4. One biopsy specimen taken from the larynx showed a superficial epidermoid carcinoma (carcinoma in situ). All these findings, particularly the two last mentioned, warrant an exhaustive report and discussion of the case.

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