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Diet-modified sex hormone metabolism: is this the way forward in recurrent respiratory papillamatosis and squamous carcinoma prophylaxis?

  • W. Colquhoun-Flannery (a1) and J. A. S. Carruth (a1)


We report two cases of recurrent layngeal papillomatosis in women who subsequently developed squamous cell carcinoma as they approached the climateric. The role of human papilloma virus (HPV) and oestrogen metabolism is outlined. The use of indoles from cruciferous vegetables is also discussed.


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Mr W. Colquhoun-Flannery, F.R.C.S., Department of ENT Surgery, Southampton General Hospital, Tremona Road, Southampton SO16 6YD.


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Diet-modified sex hormone metabolism: is this the way forward in recurrent respiratory papillamatosis and squamous carcinoma prophylaxis?

  • W. Colquhoun-Flannery (a1) and J. A. S. Carruth (a1)


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