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September 1931

LIPOMA OF THE LARYNX

Author Affiliations

KANSAS CITY, MO.
From the Departments of Otolaryngology and Pathology, University of Kansas, School of Medicine, and St. Luke's Hospital.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1931;14(3):284-290. doi:10.1001/archotol.1931.00630020324005
Abstract

There is probably no more confusing lesion of the larynx than lipoma. It rarely occurs, and when present is difficult to diagnose. In a thorough survey of the literature, Gordon New1 was able to find only twenty-three reported cases, exclusive of the one that he presented in 1916. In 1909, Goldstein2 also reported one unusual case of multiple lipomas of the larynx, which he removed through the mouth by the use of a cold wire snare and curved scissors. He also reviewed in detail the complete clinical course of twelve cases of lipoma of the larynx that had been reported up to that time. Practically every one of the patients presented themselves on account of difficulty in breathing and choking when fluids were taken.

The most striking case was that of a pendulous lipoma reported by Holt,3 which almost entirely closed the pharynx and was swallowed

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