Laryngeal Papillomatosis

MATTHEW FRANCIS WETTLAUFER mattw at sfsu.edu
Thu Nov 9 18:25:27 EST 1995


Alexanders (pradz at mind.net) wrote:
: Does anyone know anything about this disease?  --Ruth Alexander
: <pradz at mind.net>

Papillomas have preference for various parts of the body--laryngeal 
papillomas are very rare and occur usually in children or young adults.  
Lesions arise on the larynx and spread through out the air passage and 
respiratory tract.  Laser therapy on the lesions is in current use 
(interferon alpha or beta injected into the lesions as a form of 
treatment is under dispute currently).  Malignancies have arisen from 
laryngeal papillomas but usually due to treating children, in the past, 
with irradiation.
Hope this helps.
Matt Wettlaufer



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