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December 1958

Le Cancer de la corde vocale.

AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1958;68(6):786. doi:10.1001/archotol.1958.00730020810021

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This monograph presents the problems of cancer of the vocal cords in a concise and logical manner. The discussion is concerned with cancer involving the vocal cords, the floor of the ventricle of Morgagni, and the subglottic area. Among the possible etiologic factors, tobacco is stressed as an important cause. The anatomy, histopathology, and clinical findings are presented in detail and are suitably amplified by descriptive illustrations.

Under treatment, the author discusses the indications and limitations for each of the following procedures: endoscopic denudation of the lesion, with or without galvano-cautery, thyrotomy, hemilaryngectomy, and total laryngectomy. He presents his personal modification of each of the above procedures. The role of roentgen therapy with its indications and limitations is discussed. The final section deals with rehabilitation of the laryngectomized patient.

The monograph also contains a synopsis in English.

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