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February 1976

Laryngeal Rhabdomyosarcoma

Author Affiliations

From the divisions of otolaryngology (Drs Canalis and Cohn) and surgical pathology (Dr Platz) University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics, Chicago. Dr Canalis is now with the Harbor General Hospital, Torrance, Calif, and the UCLA Center for the Health Sciences, Los Angeles. Dr Platz is now with the University of Iowa, Iowa City, and Dr Cohn is with Baylor College of Medicine, Houston.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1976;102(2):104-107. doi:10.1001/archotol.1976.00780070082012

• Laryngeal rhabdomyosarcomas are very rare, extremely malignant tumors. Approximately half of the reported cases have occurred in children. Diagnosis may be difficult, and adequate biopsy material is crucial in the identification of these lesions. Until recently, rhabdomyosarcomas carried a dismal prognosis; however, combined treatment with surgery, irradiation, and triple chemotherapy appears to have improved the outlook. This should probably be the treatment for laryngeal rhabdomyosarcomas, and was successfully used in the case reported herein.

(Arch Otolaryngol 102:104-107, 1976)

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