Laryngeal chondromas occur infrequently and are quite uncommon in women. A review by Walter,1 in 1959, reported a total of 97 cases, with the ratio of men to women as 10:1. Earlier reports by Moore2 indicate a ratio of 5:1 and by McCall,3 of 6:1. We were able to find 17 cases of laryngeal chondromas reported in women2-4 in a total of 98 cases, a ratio of approximately 6:1. Because of the rarity of this lesion in women, we wish to report an additional case.
Report of Case
A 38-year-old white female was referred to the ENT Clinic for hoarseness in March, 1960, by an ophthalmologist whom the patient had consulted regarding surgical correction of a right divergent strabismus.The patient had noted a gradually progressive hoarseness for approximately 10 years but did not consider it serious. She steadfastly denied symptoms of cough, dyspnea, wheezing, dsyphagia,
HORA JF, WELLER WA. Laryngeal Chondroma. Arch Otolaryngol. 1961;74(1):67–69. doi:10.1001/archotol.1961.00740030070012
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