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Lieutard recorded the first case of tracheal tumor in 1767. Türck is said to have been the first to observe such a tumor in a living subject. Since these observations an increasing number of new growths of the trachea have been reported in the literature. This has been particularly true since the advent of the bronchoscope. However, chondrofibroma is infrequent enough to warrant reporting.
Semon stated that the ratio of laryngeal tumors to tracheal tumors of all types is 100: 1. McKenzie is mentioned as having seen only 4 tracheal tumors as compared with 800 new growths of the larynx over a period of twenty-three years (1906-1929). Schmidt studied 2,088 new growths of the upper part of the air passages. Seven hundred and forty-eight were laryngeal growths, and 3 were tracheal. These statements tend to emphasize the fact that there is a comparative infrequency of tracheal
GATEWOOD ET. CHONDROFIBROMA OF THE TRACHEA: Report of a Case. Arch Otolaryngol. 1936;24(1):92–94. doi:10.1001/archotol.1936.00640050099011
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