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September 1934

SUPRAGLOTTIC TUMORS: METHODS OF TREATMENT AND ILLUSTRATIVE CASES

Author Affiliations

ROCHESTER, MINN.
From the Section on Laryngology, Oral and Plastic Surgery, the Mayo Clinic.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1934;20(3):361-374. doi:10.1001/archotol.1934.03600030066005
Abstract

Interest in tumors of the supraglottic portion of the larynx and of the laryngopharynx has been stimulated in recent years largely as a result of the work of Trotter.1 His comprehensive reports of the surgical treatment of these tumors are outstanding. As a result of this pioneer work an attempt has been made at the Mayo Clinic to avoid some of the obvious pitfalls in dealing with this group of tumors, and, in some cases, methods of approach and removal other than those commonly prescribed have been resorted to. This report is not presented as a statistical study but rather with the purpose of reviewing therapeutic measures of value in these cases and of emphasizing methods of approach and of treatment the usefulness of which is not generally appreciated.

Tumors in the supraglottic portion of the larynx occur rather infrequently as compared with the number of growths in the

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