[Skip to Navigation]
November 1946

SARCOMA OF THE LARYNX: Report of Eight Cases

Author Affiliations


Arch Otolaryngol. 1946;44(5):517-524. doi:10.1001/archotol.1946.00680060540001

THE FREQUENCY of sarcoma of the larynx based on cases reported during the past two decades would indicate that it is uncommon, although earlier writers believed that it formed about 10 per cent of malignant neoplasms. In Havens and Parkhill's1 studies of laryngeal tumors observed at the Mayo Clinic for a period of thirty years, the ratio of sarcoma to carcinoma was 1 to 100. Eleven cases of sarcoma were observed during this period. In a review of malignant tumors of the larynx observed at the Jefferson Hospital since 1930, there were 8 cases of sarcoma and 740 cases of carcinoma, a ratio of 1 to 92. Since Havens and Parkhill's report 7 additional cases of sarcoma of the larynx have been added to the literature, as follows: Baldenweck and Leroux-Robert,2 reticulosarcoma in a woman aged 76 years; Rigby and Holinger,3 fibrosarcoma in a male infant aged 17 years; Rigby

Add or change institution