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Article
November 1953

SELECTED PROBLEMS IN THE DIAGNOSIS OF LARYNGEAL CARCINOMA

AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1953;58(5):521-535. doi:10.1001/archotol.1953.00710040545001
Abstract

THIS report is the direct outgrowth of efforts to photograph various types of laryngeal pathology for teaching purposes. In the course of accumulating and reviewing pictures we were impressed by the problem of leucoplakia in its varied forms and associated incidence of carcinoma of the vocal cord. The relative lack of symptoms in the extracordal or extrinsic cancer and the amazing extent to which such lesions had often progressed before recognition were consistently disturbing observations. We became interested in correlating mirror and direct laryngeal views with operative specimens of the same patient. The striking similarity between the gross appearance of some forms of tuberculosis of the larynx and carcinomas of the larynx was evident on numerous occasions. Inasmuch as the choice of therapy often involved problems in diagnosis, some consideration of treatment has been included. For a more definitive analysis of these particular topics than was afforded by photography, we

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