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October 22, 1892

REPORT OF CASE OF PAPILLOSA OF THE LARYNX—INTUBATION TUBE WORN FOUR YEARS.Read in the Section of Laryngology and Otology at the Forty-third Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, heald at Detroit, Mich., June, 1892.

Author Affiliations

PROF. OF LARYNGOLOGY, RHINOLOGY AND DISEASES OF CHILDREN,COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS OF CHICAGO.

JAMA. 1892;XIX(17):477-478. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02420170001001

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Abstract

Papillomata of the larynx, while classified among the non-malignant growths, are nevertheless of the gravest import when occurring in early life and especially in very young children.

The case coming under my observation is unique on account of the complications, the length of time the laryngeal tube has been worn, and the almost perfect comfort of the patient. The child has worn the tube since he was two and a half years old and is well developed, strong and healthy and does not complain of pain or irritation of the larynx as the result of its presence. Indeed much less discomfort is experienced than results from the presence of a tracheotomy tube.

June 17,1888, I was called through the courtesy of Dr. J. S. Mitchel to see Arthur D., age two and one half years. His breathing was labored, the voice whispering, and the dyspnoœa so great that the loud

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