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September 1941

LEIOMYOSARCOMA OF THE LARYNX: REPORT OF A CASE

Arch Otolaryngol. 1941;34(3):493-500. doi:10.1001/archotol.1941.00660040533006
Abstract

A malignant growth of a sarcomatous nature involving the larynx is of rare occurrence, and particularly rare is leiomyosarcoma of the larynx. Only 1 case of laryngeal leiomyosarcoma has been reported in the literature.1 Figi,2 in reviewing 717 cases of malignant disease of the larynx encountered since 1910 at the Mayo Clinic, noted only 4 cases of sarcoma in this group—a percentage of 0.79. Kahler3 had seen only 2 cases of sarcoma in his own practice during a period of twenty-seven years and had found only 183 cases reported in all the literature up to 1928. Sendziak4 reported that there is 1 carcinoma of the larynx to every 30 carcinomas. Semon5 saw 3 sarcomas among 103 malignant growths of the larynx. The Jacksons1 in their new book reported only 5 cases of sarcoma. Imperatori6 encountered only 3 cases in all the years of his practice.

Sarcomas are malignant tumors derived

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