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July 1950


Arch Otolaryngol. 1950;52(1):123-126. doi:10.1001/archotol.1950.00700030142017

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Tumors of the Trachea.Dr. Paul H. Holinger, Dr. Frank J. Novak III (by invitation) and Dr. Kenneth C. Johnston (by invitation).  Tumors of the trachea are relatively rare. According to various authorities they range in frequency from 1 to 300 to 1 to 800, as compared with laryngeal tumors. They are usually not recognized until they are far advanced, because no localizing symptoms develop until they become large enough to produce severe respiratory obstruction.Thirty-seven cases of tracheal tumors seen at the Research and Educational Hospitals, St. Luke's Hospital and Children's Memorial Hospital during the past fourteen years are reviewed. These lesions may be classified as nonspecific and specific inflammatory tumors and benign and malignant neoplasms. Twenty-four of the 37 tumors were primary in the trachea. The remaining 13 tumors invaded the trachea from adjacent structures to produce signs, symptoms and endoscopic findings of primary tracheal tumors. Five of the

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