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June 1952

BLASTOMYCOSIS OF LARYNX

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BRAZILIAN NAVY

AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1952;55(6):716-717. doi:10.1001/archotol.1952.00710010731006

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Abstract

CASES of cutaneous and visceral blastomycosis are frequently seen and even cases of primary laryngeal forms are not rare. The present case seems worthy of publication, however, because of the unusual location of the lesion involving the vocal cord only, without any other presenting lesions. Very few case reports of this nature have been found in the literature. Even in cases of lesions involving the mouth or pharynx and reaching the larynx, in advanced stages only do the lesions reach the vocal cords.

REPORT OF A CASE  A white man, aged 46, a stewards mate in the Brazilian Navy, stationed in the Naval Tuberculosis Sanatorium in Friburgo, came to the otolaryngology clinic of the Central Naval Hospital on Oct. 15, 1947, complaining of hoarseness of two months' duration. Otolaryngologic examination disclosed the presence of a pale left vocal cord, rather infiltrated, with small ulcerations and granulations involving the posterior two-thirds.

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