THE EXTENSIVE use of endotracheal anesthesia has brought to light some pathological alterations of the vocal cords following injuries which had formerly been observed but which, owing to the limited use of this kind of anesthesia, had not drawn due attention.
Recently published works give no description of bilateral polypoid granuloma of the larynx following endotracheal anesthesia, thus not being up-to-date with regard to this specific clinical feature, its etiology, laryngoscopic picture, and histology. More emphasis must be given to the expression "specific clinical feature," since the lesion is a part of the nosological entity simple chronic hyperplastic laryngitis with polypoid elaboration which develops on a substratum of simple chronic laryngitis or follows an operation.
This paper concerns exclusively the so-called laryngeal granuloma (of no specific origin) following endotracheal anesthesia, or "inflammatory polypoid granuloma of the larynx" following endotracheal anesthesia to which attention was first drawn by R. J. Clausen,
IOANNOVICH D. BILATERAL POLYPOID GRANULOMA OF THE LARYNX FOLLOWING ENDOTRACHEAL ANESTHESIA: Report of a Case. AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1953;58(1):31–37. doi:10.1001/archotol.1953.00710040048004
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