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June 1939


Arch Otolaryngol. 1939;29(6):997-1007. doi:10.1001/archotol.1939.00650051077014

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PRESENTATION OF MICROSCOPIC SECTIONS OF PATHOLOGIC MATERIAL. DR. J. C. DROOKER.  The tissue illustrated in figure 1 was removed from the larynx of a 34 year old man with a history of hoarseness for four months after a cold. Examination revealed a considerable mass in the region of the anterior commissure extending onto the right cord. The mass was removed. It was thought to be a polyp, and removal of it left a perfectly smooth cord. Microscopic examination showed tremendous infection all through the epithelium and the submucosa, with the formation of many new small blood vessels. The first impression as one looked over the slide was of infected capillary hemangioma of the cord. However, on careful examination throughout, the tissue was seen to be unlike that in capillary hemangioma in that the architecture was too regular. The vessels of a capillary hemangioma lie in all planes. If there is

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