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September 1996

Late Recurrences of Laryngeal Papillomatosis

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, Uludag Universitesi Tip Fakultesi, Bursa, Turkey (Dr Erisen), and the Department of Otolaryngology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pa (Drs Fagan and Myers).

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1996;122(9):942-944. doi:10.1001/archotol.1996.01890210022005

Laryngeal papillomotasis recurred in 2 patients after 44 and 47 years of remission. The recurrence of papillomatosis after such lengthy periods of remission underscores the fact that, while surgical treatment of laryngeal papillomatosis may maintain the airway and voice, and in some cases control clinically overt disease, it does not address the subclinical mucosal human papillomavirus infection that may lead to recurrence many years after surgery. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1996;122:942-944

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