Hemangioma of the larynx of the type reported in this paper is a rare disease. In 1919, New and Clark1 stated that in a series of 217 laryngeal neoplasms observed at the Mayo Clinic there were only three hemangiomas.
In 1921, Irwin Moore2 of London collected from the literature reports of sixty-five hemangiomas and eight lymphangiomas of the larynx.
In the cases reported, the youngest patient so far observed was 10 weeks old, the oldest 62 years.
Of forty-seven cases referred to by New and Clark, twenty-two were males, ten were females and in fifteen the sex was not stated.
There is some difference of opinion as to just what constitutes an hemangioma. True angiomas are tumors in which a neoplastic process affects the walls of the vessels and usually also the supporting connective tissues.3Usually congenital, an angioma may appear at any time of life
SIMPSON FE. RADIUM IN THE TREATMENT OF HEMANGIOMA OF LARYNX. JAMA. 1931;96(5):342–344. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02720310032006
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