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June 1989

Inherited Nasal and Laryngeal Degenerative Chondropathy

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Otorhinolaryngology, Speech, and Hearing (Drs Kurien, Raman, and Bhanu), and Medicine (Dr Seshadri), Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore, India.

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1989;115(6):746-748. doi:10.1001/archotol.1989.01860300100026

• Four rare cases of congenital saddle-nose deformity and slowly progressive degeneration of laryngeal cartilages with stenosis are described. The term inherited degenerative chondropathy is suggested for this disease entity. To our knowledge this is the first article on such a disease.

(Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 1989;115:746-748)