JAMES O. MORSE, M.D.
To the editor: Dr. Rohwedder has described very well the picture of upper respiratory tract tuberculosis (1). Several tuberculous larynxes should be spared unnecessary biopsies as a result of this paper, and some laryngoscopists may even escape conversion of their tuberculin reactions. We have recently been troubled by a case in which the opposite course occurred, with unfortunate results.
A 50-year-old alcoholic man was admitted with far-advanced pulmonary tuberculosis. Because of hoarseness, indirect laryngoscopy was done 6 days after admission. The epiglottis was injected, thickened, and covered with a whitish exudate. The arytenoids were injected and thickened, but the remainder
MORSE JO. Laryngeal Tuberculosis or Tumor. Ann Intern Med. ;81:711–712. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-81-5-711
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1974;81(5):711-712.
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