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March 1954

RESULTS OF ROENTGEN THERAPY IN CANCER OF THE LARYNX

AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1954;59(3):326-329. doi:10.1001/archotol.1954.00710050338010
Abstract

THIRTY years ago, the first results of x-ray therapy in advanced laryngeal cancer were published by Regaud, Coutard, and Hautant.1 This first report described x-ray therapy in six cases, all advanced. In 1936, one of us had the opportunity to examine three of these cases, then living and free of laryngeal cancer. In view of only six cases described in the first use of x-ray therapy in cancer of the larynx, we are not as yet discouraged in reporting the results of 42 cases treated in the period from 1938 to 1950. Larger series of cases have been reported in this country by other students of Coutard—Caulk,* Cutler,2 Harris,3 and Lenz.4 Even

these numbers are small in comparison with the published surgical statistics. The results of roentgen therapy described, however, are comparable to our own, and hence we feel that it is worth while to indicate

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