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August 1960

Lymphangioma of the Larynx

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Gdynia, Poland

Arch Otolaryngol. 1960;72(2):251-253. doi:10.1001/archotol.1960.00740010256018

True angiomas of the larynx are relatively rare. Lymphangioma of the larynx is an extremely rare occurrence. Only a few cases have been found in the world literature. Goetsch was the first author who described the structure of this tumor.

In the cases of Mayo Clinic, out of a collection of 722 benign growths in the larynx there were 25 hemangiomas and only 1 lymphangioma. Wojatschek, in his handbook from 1926, mentioned 12 known cases of lymphangioma. Manuilow, in 1937, wrote about having met with two cases in the Swierzewski Clinic. David B. Cordray and R. F. Gervais described one case of lymphangioma of the larynx, mentioning by the way about six cases having been found in available literature.

Lymphangioma of the larynx appears chiefly in regions where friction is caused by the passage of food and where there are numerous lymphatic vessels. Such sites are the lingual surface of

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