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March 1943


Author Affiliations

From the Children's Memorial Hospital and the Department of Laryngology Rhinology and Otology, University of Illinois College of Medicine.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1943;37(3):425-429. doi:10.1001/archotol.1943.00670030435010

Malignant tumors of the larynx rarely occur in infants. They are of interest to the pediatrician and to the laryngologist alike because of the rapidity with which they may produce laryngeal obstruction. The following case is worthy of note because of the age of the infant, the type of tumor and its point of origin.

REPORT OF A CASE   R. E., a 17 day old white boy, was admitted to the Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago, on June 23, 1941, because of a loud inspiratory crow and "blue" spells which had been present since birth. Oxygen had been administered at frequent intervals when the inspiratory crow persisted or was associated with the "blue" spells. These attacks occurred repeatedly when the infant cried or exerted himself. Roentgen treatments had been given for suspected enlargement of the thymus, but no improvement was observed.Physical examination revealed that the infant was well developed and