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February 1932

Progress in Otolaryngology: A Summary of the Bibliographic Material Available in the Field of Otolaryngology in 1930-1931: LARYNGEAL TUBERCULOSIS

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Arch Otolaryngol. 1932;15(2):293-303. doi:10.1001/archotol.1932.03570030310015

Tesone1 reported a case of what he believed was a primary laryngeal tuberculous lesion occurring in a woman 35 years of age. He described the condition as a papillomatous tumor situated on the posterior half of the vocal cord and involving the adjacent part of the arytenoid. The character of the lesion was determined by biopsy. The general health of this patient was good. There was no loss of weight, and no bacilli could be found in the sputum. There was no fever, and the roentgen examination of the chest gave negative results. The patient was treated by vocal rest for one year and heliotherapy, with complete disappearance of the lesion.

Another case was reported by Castellanos2 in a girl 14 years old, and the diagnosis was also confirmed by biopsy. No evidence of tuberculosis could be found in any other organs clinically, and roentgenograms showed