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February 1935


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Arch Otolaryngol. 1935;21(2):172-174. doi:10.1001/archotol.1935.00640020181007

Congenital web of the larynx is extremely rare. Hodge,1 of Montreal, in an article published in 1930, quoted St. Clair Thomson's2 statement that only twenty-three authentic cases of congenital laryngeal web have been reported. Since the appearance of Hodge's article, Clerf3 has contributed a valuable article on congenital web of the larynx, and Wilkinson,4 under the title "Congenital Stenosis," has reported another case of congenital web in which the condition responded to direct laryngoscopic bougienage and incision. Kriegsmann5 under the title "Surgical Treatment of Congenital Laryngeal Diaphragm" recorded a case in a woman, 26 years of age, in which the operative method of cure was a failure. In Hodge's case of a child 5 years of age, cure was brought about by Jackson's technic of incision of the web followed by dilation through the laryngoscope.

The case that I wish to report presents several

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