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Article
January 1951

LYMPHANGIOMA OF THE LARYNX

Author Affiliations

MEDICAL CORPS, UNITED STATES ARMY

AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1951;53(1):83-86. doi:10.1001/archotol.1951.03750010102008
Abstract

Lymphangiomas are rare laryngeal tumors. We have been able to find but 6 cases on record. New and Erich,1 reviewing 722 cases of benign growths of the larynx seen at Mayo Clinic over a thirty year period, report 25 cases of true angioma of the larynx, only 1 of which was a lymphangioma.

Sweester2 divided angiomas into two types: first, the adult type, usually rounded, projecting, sometimes pedunculated and situated on or above the vocal cords; second, the infantile type, sessile, flattened or diffuse, occurring below the vocal cords and generally producing dyspnea. The majority of lymphangiomas of the larynx reported on have had a smooth or papillary surface. They are relatively larger than hemangiomas, are pale and transparent and, on examination with a probe, offer more resistance than do hemangiomas. In the larynx, the tumor has been found in various do hemangiomas. In the larynx, the tumor has been found in various locations,

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