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February 1948


Author Affiliations

From the American University Hospital.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1948;47(2):177-179. doi:10.1001/archotol.1948.00690030186010

NEUROFIBROMA of the larynx is extremely rare. Smith,1 describing 3 cases in 1944, noted only 12 previously reported similar cases. Five of these were recorded in American literature and 7 in foreign publications. The aim of this paper is to report another case of solitary neurofibroma of the larynx. The patient was the only one with a tumor of this type ever observed and treated by us in the department of otorhinolaryngology of the American University Hospital.

REPORT OF A CASE  B. S. Z., a 45 year old unmarried woman, was admitted to the hospital on Feb. 10, 1944, complaining of hoarseness, mild stridor and dysphagia of twelve months' duration. These symptoms were gradually becoming more marked. The past history and the history of the family were noncontributory.Physical examination revealed a well developed and nourished woman with moderately marked hoarseness and stridor. Indirect mirror laryngoscopy showed a grayish silvery