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September 1933


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From the service of Dr. Sidney Yankauer, Mount Sinai Hospital.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1933;18(3):281-290. doi:10.1001/archotol.1933.03580060303002

Cysts of the larynx occur less frequently than the literature of thirty or forty years ago would indicate. There is no doubt that polypi of various kinds were included when cysts were considered at that time. One can appreciate this, for even at the present time the classification of benign neoplasms of the larynx is not well understood. Cysts do, however, occur more frequently than textbooks and current literature would lead one to believe.

The first laryngeal cyst on record was encountered by Verneuil1 in the cadaver of an infant in 1852. Durham2 was probably the first to observe a cyst in a living person. In 1863, he operated on a large cyst which sprang from the laryngeal surface of the epiglottis in a boy 11 years of age. Gibb3 removed a cystic growth from the vocal cord of a patient in the same year. Of 693

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