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CARCINOMA OF THELARYNX. DR. E. E. MEISTER, Aurora, Ill., and DR. ALFREDLEWY.
DR. E. E. MEISTER: A man, aged 57, was first seen on Nov. 19, 1930. He gave a history of hoarseness of five years' duration. In 1925, he was examined elsewhere; nothing abnormal was found in the larynx. He went to Arizona, but a roentgenogram of the chest and the results of tests with tuberculin were negative. The hoarseness persisted for about a year, when it cleared up somewhat; it always became more pronounced toward evening. He spent his winters in Arizona. In the spring of 1930, he noticed a lump below the larynx, which increased to the size of a hen's egg. He had pain in the throat and difficulty in swallowing and breathing.
The patient came to Chicago to consult a goiter specialist, and a diagnosis of abscess of the thyroid gland was made.