Full text of "Diseases Of The Nose Throat And Ear"
THE LARYNX, BRONCHI AND OESOPHAGUS LEPROSY The larynx is involved in less than half the cases of leprosy. The epiglottis and ary-epiglottic folds become infiltrated and nodular, and later the lesions ulcerate. Finally, scarring and contraction occur. Biopsy of the swelling will differentiate the condition from tuberculosis and syphilis. Treatment is by a course of sulphone which must be maintained for years. 166