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Original Articles
April 1961

Cystadenoma of the Parotid Gland and Larynx

Arch Otolaryngol. 1961;73(4):404-406. doi:10.1001/archotol.1961.00740020414008

A rare benign laryngeal tumor, papillary cystadenoma, was recently encountered. The striking similarity of the microscopic characteristics of this tumor to the epithelial component of papillary cystadenoma lymphomatosum (Warthin tumor) of the parotid region prompted a comparison of these 2 tumors.

Report of Cases  Case 1.—A woman, married, age 65, was first examined on Sept. 24, 1958. She complained of being hoarse for 4 years, with no associated symptoms. She stated that an investigation 3 years previously, including direct visualization of the larynx, had been essentially negative and no treatment was prescribed. The hoarseness, however, progressed. Her general health had been good and there were no other pertinent medical problems. Indirect mirror laryngoscopy revealed a cherry-colored, smooth, round, pedunculated mass lying on the superior surface of the left vocal cord in its middle third. Otherwise the otolaryngologic examination was negative. On Oct. 1, 1958, under local anesthesia, the larynx was