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February 1958

A Short Study of Papilloma of the Larynx

AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1958;67(2):219-221. doi:10.1001/archotol.1958.00730010225015

In medical literature it is often easier to find information concerning an excessively rare condition than to learn about those which occur frequently. Polyps of the larynx and vocal cords are probably just such a condition.

New growths of the larynx are, unfortunately for mankind in general, common enough; but the innocent or benign wart-like condition known as papilloma is not considered of great importance. Who of the medical profession in general and the lay public in particular think of such "trifling" matter with much concern?

However, we do find in the literature of the world enough information and intelligent knowledge about papilloma of the larynx that would seem to give any experienced laryngologist who is skilled in peroral endoscopy and laryngeal surgery the greatest opportunity to cope with such conditions. The same may be said about all benign neoplasms of the larynx and air passages.

With reference to the