In reviewing the literature on fractures of the larynx one is struck by the paucity of material, especially that published in more recent years. While the condition is not common, it is not such a rarity as one might be led to believe. Many of these cases are not diagnosed as such, and many more are not reported, thus producing the scarcity of available information.
Hubicat's1 report published in 1620 is the first to appear in the literature, and it is interesting to note that even at this early date he performed a tracheotomy, using a lead tube for a cannula, which he left in place for three weeks, the patient making a complete recovery. In 1866, Hunt2 collected a series of 26 cases. Two years later Henoque3 added 26 more. In 1895, Dunham4 brought the total to 75 and reported them extensively. The latest review
GARDNER HO. FRACTURES OF THE LARYNX: WITH REPORT OF A CASE. Arch Otolaryngol. 1933;18(4):449–457. doi:10.1001/archotol.1933.03580060481004
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