Sarcoma of the larynx is rarely observed. Since 1910 only 6 patients with sarcoma of the larynx have been seen at the Mayo Clinic as compared with more than 800 patients with carcinoma of the larynx. In 1933 Figi1 reported 4 cases and thoroughly reviewed the literature.
During the last year (1934) I operated on the two patients with sarcoma of the larynx whose cases I am reporting. Like cases of malignant tumor in the antrum of Highmore and in the pharynx, cases of sarcoma are not reported as frequently as they were a decade or two ago, apparently because the pathologists believe that many of these tumors are epithelial rather than mesodermic in origin.
REPORT OF CASES
CASE 1.—A man aged 51 came to the clinic on Oct. 8, 1934, on account of hoarseness which came on suddenly, eight weeks before, following an attack of infection of