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January 1953

SARCOMA OF LARYNXReport of Two Cases

AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1953;57(1):40-43. doi:10.1001/archotol.1953.00710030057004

SARCOMA of the larynx is rare. There have been comparatively few cases reported in the literature. Tucker1 in 1935 found one in 200 consecutive cases of laryngeal cancer; Figi2 found four cases from the Mayo Clinic over a period of 23 years, from 1910 to 1933, while in 1941 Havens and Parkhill3 reported 11, including four cases which were previously reported by Figi. They3 also noted 15 additional cases which they stated were collected from "pertinent literature in English covering the same period from 1910 to 1941."

The early German literature seems to stress the rarity of sarcoma of the larynx, and Kahler4 reported in 1927 a total of 183 cases up to that time. The statistics in the American literature confirm the observations of the German writers. Clerf,5 as recently as 1946, maintained that the ratio of one case of sarcoma of the

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