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May 1969

Verrucas and Juvenile Laryngeal Papillomas

Author Affiliations

From the departments of Otolaryngology and Pathology, The Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1969;89(5):748-749. doi:10.1001/archotol.1969.00770020750013

A CLOSE clinical relationship between juvenile laryngeal papillomas and verrucas has been noted for many years. As early as 1871, Morrell MacKenzie1 observed the frequent association of skin warts and laryngeal papillomas. Ullmann2 in 1923 stated, "One cannot fail to observe the striking similarity between laryngeal papilloma, condyloma acuminatum, and the verruca plana."

More recently, Björk and Weber3 reported that in their study of 45 patients, 32 (or 71%) had a history of skin warts. They concluded that "Warts were so frequent in our patients with laryngeal papillomas or in members of their families that evidently there is also a statistical correlation between these two conditions."

The purpose of this paper is to report a case, somewhat similar to that of Hajek,4 which lends support to the close relationship of warts and juvenile laryngeal papillomas.

Report of a Case  A woman gave birth to an apparently

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