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July 1961

Laryngeal Chondroma

Arch Otolaryngol. 1961;74(1):67-69. doi:10.1001/archotol.1961.00740030070012

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,

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