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September 1955

Papilloma of the Larynx in Children

Author Affiliations

Oakland, Calif.
From the Division of Otolaryngology, Department of Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine.

AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1955;62(3):242-252. doi:10.1001/archotol.1955.03830030008002

Papillomas are among the commonest tumors found in man. Characteristically the masses grow from surface epithelium, but they may originate in epithelium lining glandular ducts. Malignant changes may take place with deep infiltration into surrounding structures, but the tumors are basically benign in nature. In specific instances the new growths are so extensive, recur with such rapidity, and are so detrimental to the person's general health that they might be classified as morphologically benign but from all practical aspects locally malignant. Papilloma of the larynx in children falls into this latter category.

It is the purpose of this thesis to review the subject of papilloma of the larynx in children as to historical background, etiology, development of various methods of treatment, and careful study of a limited number of cases. With this information it is hoped to determine the optimum treatment for this distressing disorder.

HISTORY  Laryngeal tumors in children