oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Cancer of the larynx at Harare Hospital in Zimbabwe

Volume 39, Issue 8
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



This study presents a review of 114 patients with carcinoma of the larynx who presented at Harare Central Hospital (HCH) between January 1985 and December 1991. Ninety seven of the patients were mainly in the 50-75 age group. Most of the patients presented late and there were no cases of carcinoma in situ noted. Twenty pc had receiving treatment as asthmatics or they came with a referral diagnosis of asthma which contributed to delay in proper treatment. Sixty two pc were glottic, 26 pc supraglottic and two pc were subglottic. It was not possible to state the primary site in 10 pc. All were squamous cell carcinomas.

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