Late results of the operative treatment for carcinoma of the larynx are best learned if a group of consecutive cases are studied rather than any number of individual or selected cases. For this reason, the results of all the operations for carcinoma of the larynx performed between 1912 and 1932 at the Johns Hopkins Hospital were studied.
The symptom of gradually increasing painless hoarseness coming on in adult life is too well known to the laryngologist, too little heeded by the laity and at times too lightly considered even by members of the medical profession. Pain and dyspnea are associated with inoperable cancers. Hoarsneess is the danger signal, and until carcinoma can be definitely ruled out, it should be considered the cause of the hoarseness. In justice to the patient the worst conditions should be thought of first. Early diagnosis of carcinoma of the larynx is imperative, and
EDWIN N. BROYLES. LATE RESULTS FOLLOWING OPERATION FOR CARCINOMA OF THE LARYNX. Arch Otolaryngol. 1936;24(4):475–487. doi:10.1001/archotol.1936.00640050487005