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September 1943


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Arch Otolaryngol. 1943;38(3):265-269. doi:10.1001/archotol.1943.00670040278010

The rarity of laryngeal sarcoma has been pointed out by many authors. In 1935 Tucker1 reported 1 such tumor in 200 consecutive cases of malignant growths in the larynx. Figi2 reviewed the literature and reported 4 cases observed at the Mayo Clinic between 1910 and 1933. More recently Havens and Parkhill3 included these 4 cases in a report of 11 cases of sarcoma and noted 15 additional cases of laryngeal sarcoma collected from the "pertinent literature in English covering the same period," i. e., from 1910 to 1941. Rigby and Holinger4 have recently reported a case of fibrosarcoma of the larynx in a newborn infant.

REPORT OF CASES  Case 1.—A white man aged 69 was referred by Dr. M. B. Leath to McPherson Hospital on Nov. 25, 1937 because of hoarseness for six months. He stated that tissue removed from his larynx three months before had been reported to be