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December 1929

CANCER OF THE LARYNX: REPORT OF SEVERAL UNUSUAL CASES

Arch Otolaryngol. 1929;10(6):585-602. doi:10.1001/archotol.1929.00620090027002
Abstract

INTRINSIC BASAL CELL EPITHELIOMA OF THE LARYNX

CASE 1.—History.—K. H., a woman, aged 20, was referred by Dr. H. Edwin Lewis. The important points in the past history prior to subsequent development ofcancer were: The patient was anemic and sickly as a child. She had a great deal of trouble during childhood with inflamed glands of the neck, and had many attacks of tonsillitis. She had had sinusitis since childhood. Hoarseness began in 1924 following acute laryngitis. It had been remittent ever since and had never been entirely absent. In November, 1926, the hoarseness deepened and became constant and progressive.

Fig. 1 (case 1).—Larynx at time of first examination, June 28, 1927.

Examination.—On June 29, 1927, examination revealed: chronic pansinusitis, badly infected tonsils, chronic laryngitis, neoplasm of the anterior half of the left vocal cord, and no change in mobility. Biopsy was done prior to my first

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