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July 1940

Cańcer laringeo: Su tratamento quirúrgico.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1940;32(1):193. doi:10.1001/archotol.1940.00660020194011

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Dr. Bisi's book presents comprehensively the subject of surgical treatment of cancer of the larynx. The first chapters are devoted to historical data and to general considerations. The pathologic structure is treated after the manner of the distinguished French laryngologist Leroux-Robert.

Diagnosis is considered at length, both indirect and direct laryngoscopic examination being described as important diagnostic methods. Biopsy in all cases is advised. Roentgenographic examination, in the lateral projection as well as by the tomographic method, is emphasized as helpful in certain cases. The latter method is credited to Felix Leborgne, of Montevideo, Uruguay, who described it in July 1936. The method in which an intrapharyngeal plaque is used (Rethi, Waldapfel and Carminatti) is mentioned, but tomographic studies are regarded as superior. The various biologic reactions used in diagnosing cancer are also discussed and tabulated.

Bisi mentions the classification of cancer of the larynx into "intrinsic" and "extrinsic," suggested

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