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July 1, 1905

DISLOCATED THYROID CARTILAGE OF THE LARYNX.

JAMA. 1905;XLV(1):43. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.52510010043003a

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Abstract

Inasmuch as dislocations in this region are of such infrequent occurrence, the symptoms are so varied and the treatment so arbitrary, the report of this case should prove of interest and value.

History.  —Patient, a male, aged 20, of slender but muscular build, an athlete, at the time of receiving this injury, was half-back on a local football team. He had previously been in good health, and had suffered no injury to the larynx or in the neck. While "bucking" the opponents' line, he was hit or kicked in the front of his neck. The blow rendered him unconscious for some minutes. On recovering his senses, he complained of much distress in his stomach, but did not vomit. He had a choking sensation in his throat, breathed with great difficulty, and could talk only in hoarse, low tones. He was unable to take further part in the game then in

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