RAPHAEL F. SMITH, M.D.; KENNETH I. SHINE, M.D.
An excellent description of rheumatoid involvement of the cricoarytenoid joint appeared in Mackenzie's laryngological textbook (1) published in 1880, and case reports (2, 3) were published in periodicals of the same era. However, cricoarytenoid arthritis was thought to be a rare entity until recent reports (4, 5) called attention to the high prevalence in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Grossman, Martin, and Root (4) found evidence of arytenoid arthritis in one third of a group of 55 patients with rheumatoid arthritis, and Lofgren and Montgomery (5) noted arytenoid involvement in 26 per cent of 100 patients from an arthritis clinic.
SMITH RF, SHINE KI. Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Cricoarytenoid Joint with Ankylosis: A Report of a Case Presenting as a Serious Medical Emergency. Ann Intern Med. 1964;60:473–475. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-60-3-473
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1964;60(3):473-475.
Rheumatoid Arthritis, Rheumatology.
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