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November 30, 1918


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JAMA. 1918;71(22):1787-1789. doi:10.1001/jama.1918.02600480003002

The literature of acromegaly contains but little reference to the larynx, which seems strange in view of the fact that in a number of cases alteration of the voice is mentioned. I hope that the herein recorded cases will lead to systematic examination of the larynx not only in every case of acromegaly but also in every case of hypophysial abnormality. It is to call attention to the necessity for this that the four cases are reported. Complete reports of all the cases would require too much space and would detract from the emphasis desired to be placed on the laryngeal phases:

REPORT OF cases 

Case 1.—History.  —A man, aged 43, complained of remittent shortness of breath of two years' duration. Breathing was noisy at night. Repeated "asthmatic" attacks culminated in a severe dyspneic attack two weeks before. A laryngologist arrived in time to do a tracheotomy and save

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