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Carcinoma of the laryngeal saccule: a novel biopsy technique to make a difficult diagnosis

  • S. Habashi (a1), A. F. padel (a2) and J. W. R. Capper (a3)

Abstract

Tumours of the laryngeal ventricle and saccule are rare and difficult to diagnose endoscopically. We present a case in which the tumour remained confined within the saccule, and describe how the problem of obtaining a positive biopsy was overcome.

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Dr. S. Habashi, Wythenshawe Hospital, Southmoor Road, Manchester, M23 9LT

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Carcinoma of the laryngeal saccule: a novel biopsy technique to make a difficult diagnosis

  • S. Habashi (a1), A. F. padel (a2) and J. W. R. Capper (a3)

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