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September 1983

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Arch Otolaryngol. 1983;109(9):630-633. doi:10.1001/archotol.1983.00800230066017
Abstract

PATHOLOGIC QUIZ CASE 1 

Bruce H. Campbell, MD, James A. Duncavage, MD, Milwaukee  A 69-year-old woman complained of a recent weight loss (thought to be attributable to dental work and diuretic therapy) and a lifelong history of "intermittent" hoarseness, which had grown more severe during the previous several months. Medical history showed a 75-pack-yr history of cigarette smoking, a consumption of five to six alcoholic drinks per week, mild congestive heart failure, and an old myocardial infarction.Physical examination disclosed a polypoid lesion of the left true vocal cord. On microlaryngoscopy, the lesion was seen to involve the entire left true vocal cord and was stained in one area with tolonium chloride. Photomicrographs of the specimen are seen in Figs 1 and 2.What is your diagnosis?

PATHOLOGIC QUIZ CASE 2 

Dan M. Ervin, MD, Charleston, SC  A 72-year-old woman with a five-to six-year history of painless swelling in the

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