Tumours arising from the mucosa of the larynx make up the majority of tumours in the larynx. Juvenile laryngeal papillomas are virus-induced benign tumours that are most commonly located on the vocal cords and occasionally remain or arise in adults. They may be solitary or multiple. Malignant degeneration of non-irradiated juvenile laryngeal papillomas is extremely rare. Surgical excision with the aid of the operating microscope and the carbon dioxide laser is the treatment of choice. Interferon may be used in very selective troublesome cases.
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