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February 1944


Author Affiliations

From the Department of Laryngology and Broncho-Esophagology, Jefferson Hospital.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1944;39(2):144-151. doi:10.1001/archotol.1944.00680010155004

Solitary benign tumors arising from peripheral nerves and possessing the characteristic picture of neurofibroma have been observed in almost all parts of the body but occur most frequently along the posterior divisions of the spinal nerves and the acoustic nerve and less commonly along other cranial nerves.

The occurrence of a tumor of this type in the larynx, however, is extremely rare, only 12 cases having been reported. Five cases were found in American literature, and 7 in foreign publications. Vail,1 describing a case of schwannoma of the larynx in 1933, noted only 2 previously reported similar cases. Suchanek2 reported a case in 1925, and Holmgren and Borgstrand,3 another in 1928. Jackson and Coates4 described a single case in 1929. Malan5 in 1937 reported a case and referred to similar single cases described by Clause, Marshik and Gignoux. respectively. New and Erich6 in 1938, Hoover7 in 1940, Seidel8 in 1940

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