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September 1938

Method of Examining the Larynx by Means of the Roentgen Ray.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1938;28(3):495. doi:10.1001/archotol.1938.00650040504018

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The author's purpose in writing this monograph was twofold. He wanted to convince laryngologists of the value of a roentgen examination in cases of disease of the larynx and to present to the roentgenologist in a concise and usable form the various methods employed in the study of the larynx by means of roentgen rays. He has achieved his aim in both respects.

The author stresses the need of a thorough grounding in the anatomy of the parts and a familiarity with the clinical appearance of various lesions. There is a section on ossification of the laryngeal cartilages, following which pathologic changes in the individual component parts of the larynx are discussed and illustrated.

A novel method of demonstrating lesions of the larynx in the anteroposterior view without superposition of the cervical portion of the spine is presented. It is accomplished by inserting small films in the hypopharynx after local

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