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August 1943

FIXATION OF THE CRICOARYTENOID JOINTS DUE TO STREPTOCOCCIC INFECTION: Improvement with the King Operation

Arch Otolaryngol. 1943;38(2):169-170. doi:10.1001/archotol.1943.00670040180010

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Abstract

The operation of Brien T. King, in which the omohyoid muscle is attached to the arytenoid cartilage, was devised for cases of bilateral abductor paralysis occurring after operation on the thyroid gland. Up to the present there is no record of this operation's having been performed for any other condition.

This report concerns a case in which the King operation was successfully performed on a man whose larynx was involved by a severe streptococcic infection. The infection caused fixation of both cricoarytenoid joints, so that almost complete closure of the glottis resulted. Tracheotomy became necessary. Five months later a King operation was performed.

REPORT OF A CASE  G. S., a 28 year old Negro, was admitted to the Kings County Hospital on Oct. 22, 1938. Six days before admission a peritonsillar abscess involving the right side of his throat had been incised. He came to the hospital because of bleeding

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