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June 1966

Carcinoma of the Larynx Following Carcinoma of the Lung

Author Affiliations

From the EENT Section, Surgical Service, Veterans Administration Hospital, Tucson, Ariz.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1966;83(6):598-601. doi:10.1001/archotol.1966.00760020600023

AS HUMAN longevity increased several decades ago, many more cases of malignancy made their appearance. During the past few years, reports have appeared of more than one malignancy occurring in the same individual, the second ones being entirely unrelated to the initial one. In this presentation I wish to call attention to a case of this type. While at first this appeared to be the third case of carcinoma of the larynx following carcinoma of the lung appearing in the American literature,1 a careful review of previous publications shows that this is not so, but still it is of sufficient rarity to warrant this report.

Holinger et al2 state that a careful definition of multiple primary malignancies is essential in order to differentiate a case of multiple primary malignancy from one of a primary tumor with metastases. Warren and Gates3 believed that in order to consider a