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February 1959

Leiomyoma Laryngis

AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1959;69(2):224-226. doi:10.1001/archotol.1959.00730030230018

The leiomyoma is a tumor rarely encountered in the larynx. Only four cases have been found in the available literature.

The first case was reported by Z. Dongány1 in 1912. This was a 10-year-old boy with a smooth-surfaced tumor on the edge of the left ventricular band close to the anterior commissure. The tumor was the size of a hazelnut and was removed by way of direct laryngoscopy after a preliminary tracheotomy.

In 1913 M. Weil2 reported another case. This was a 67-year-old man, with a pedunculated tumor of the size of a bean, in the region of the posterior end of the left ventricle. Removal of this tumor was accomplished with a snare, but a hemorrhage followed which lasted one hour.

A third case, reported by Haslinger, is mentioned in the book of Eggston and Wolff.3 This was also a pedunculated tumor originating from the aryepiglottic

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