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July 1933


Arch Otolaryngol. 1933;18(1):127-143. doi:10.1001/archotol.1933.03580060133014

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Resection of the Superior Laryngeal Nerve for Dysphagia in Tuberculous Laryngitis. Dr. Irving Muskat.  The control of dysphagia in tuberculous laryngitis is a most vital consideration to the patient. It allows the patient to obtain sufficient sleep and food necessary to build and conserve the already waning strength of the body. The dysphagia is usually sharp and is unilateral or bilateral or in the middle of the throat. The pain is often referred to the ear on the same side, and increases on swallowing foods, particularly spicy and hot foods. In some cases, citrous fruits or sour food alone causes discomfort. Often there is a burning sensation or a feeling of dryness. Because coughing and swallowing increase the dysphagia, patients refrain from coughing up or swallowing their tuberculous sputum, which collects in an already badly infected larynx, adding insult to injury. The relief from resection or section of the superior

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