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May 1953


AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1953;57(5):514-515. doi:10.1001/archotol.1953.00710030537005

RECENTLY Lieberman1 reported an instance of granuloma of the larynx following intubation for intratracheal anesthesia. He added a 23d case to the 22 previously reported. The purpose of this report is to add one additional case, subsequent to the insertion of a tube into the larynx. Undoubtedly, there are many unreported cases.

REPORT OF A CASE  A. W., aged 29 years, a white woman, was referred by her psychiatrist on Feb. 18, 1950. Her complaints were severe pain in the throat, severe hoarseness, momentary episodes of a sensation of suffocation. She felt something like a flap stopping all her vocal power. She had a constant desire to clear her throat. There was occasional pain on swallowing. These symptoms began five weeks after a thyroglossal cyst operation, performed Dec. 21, 1949.Her history included a "virus X" infection during November, 1949. A thyroglossal cyst operation had been performed at the age