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August 1929

CHICAGO LARYNGOLOGICAL AND OTOLOGICAL SOCIETYRegular Meeting, Feb. 4, 1929

Arch Otolaryngol. 1929;10(2):197-211. doi:10.1001/archotol.1929.00620050093015

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Abstract

PAPILLOMAS OF THELARYNX. DR. THOMAS C. GALLOWAY.

Dr. Galloway presented a case of papillomas of the larynx in a boy, aged 9. The condition had been diagnosed laryngeal diphtheria, and the patient was in urgent dyspnea when seen. An emergency tracheotomy was done. He had previously had three operations and from twelve to fifteen radium treatments and had not spoken above a whisper for eleven months. Treatment for papillomas had included expectant treatment, treatment with tracheotomy and intubation; radium; avulsion; excision, and diathermy as reported by Galbraith and Hubbard. Three treatments were given with the biterminal coagulation and dissection current, under suspension. There was a marked late recurrence in the tracheotomy wound, and this was removed through the old wound, working under vision through a bronchoscope through the larynx, and the base coagulated. He found with a relatively small current and a needle electrode, a rather amazing

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