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May 1947


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Arch Otolaryngol. 1947;45(5):543-549. doi:10.1001/archotol.1947.00690010557003

AMONG the unusual tumors of the larynx, the chondroma is especially rare. Most textbooks do not mention it. The fact of its unusual occurrence justifies the presentation of the case which I have observed.

Moore,1 in 1925, published a comprehensive review of the 62 previously reported cases. Any one especially interested in this subject should read his three papers. He mentioned that the first case to be reported was that of Hensinger, in 1822.

In 1918 New2 stated that the occurrence of a cartilaginous tumor of the larynx was rare and that he had found 38 cases in the literature. He added 8 additional reported cases. These plus 1 case of his own made a total of 47 cases.

Other case reports, some with reviews of the literature, have been contributed by Figi,3 in 1932, Graham,4 in 1934, Hennessy,5 in 1935, Murdock and Neuffer,6 in 1940 and Holinger and