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September 1952


Author Affiliations

From the Department of Otolaryngology (Dr. Sirota, Chief) and the Department of Surgery (Dr. Hurwitz, Chief), United States Veterans Administration Hospital, Newington, Conn., and Yale University School of Medicine (Dr. Hurwitz, Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery and Dr. Sirota, Clinical Assistant in Otolaryngology), New Haven, Conn.

AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1952;56(3):290-293. doi:10.1001/archotol.1952.00710020310007

CHONDROSARCOMA of the larynx is a rare lesion. Havens and Parkhill1 reviewed 1,100 cases of malignant tumor of the larynx observed at the Mayo Clinic from 1910 to 1940. They found only 11 cases of sarcoma, of which two were chondrosarcomas. In that series carcinoma occurred 100 times as frequently as sarcoma. Clerf2 reported that 740 cases of carcinoma of the larynx were encountered from 1930 to 1946 at the Jefferson Hospital. During this time only eight sarcomas, of which one was classified as chondrosarcoma, were observed. Jackson and Coates3 found no instances of sarcoma in a series of 643 cases of malignant tumor of the larynx observed up to 1929. Thomson and Colledge4 observed only one case of sarcoma in their experience.

Eighty-nine cases of chondroma of the larynx have been reported in the literature. Moore5 found 53 cases recorded before 1925. McCall6

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