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July 1941


Author Affiliations

From the Springfield City Hospital and the Department of Pathology, Ohio State University.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1941;34(1):170-173. doi:10.1001/archotol.1941.00660040180018

Laryngeal cysts are not as rare as recent textbooks and periodicals would indicate (Myerson1), although they are probably far less frequent than reported in earlier periods, when many laryngeal polyps were mistaken for cysts. Of the benign cysts of the larynx, those of congenital origin are by far the most uncommon. We are therefore prompted to report a case of laryngeal cyst of this type which recently came under our observation.

REPORT OF A CASE  A 47 year old white woman, while eating some coarse food, suddenly noticed pain on swallowing, which she referred to the left side of the neck. The patient was seen by one of us (S. C. Y.) when it was supposed that these symptoms were due to the lodgment of a foreign body. There was no preceding history of infection of the upper respiratory tract or of painful or difficult swallowing.Examination of the patient

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