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Malignant progression of laryngeal papilloma associated with human papilloma virus type 6 (HPV-6) DNA.
  1. A P Zarod,
  2. J D Rutherford,
  3. G Corbitt
  1. Department of Otolaryngology, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Christie Hospital and Holt Radium Institute.


    A case of laryngeal squamous papilloma in the early stages of development showed histological features suggestive of virus infection. Five years later positive evidence of HPV-6 infection was obtained at a time when the lesion had developed into a squamous cell carcinoma. It is concluded that this case represents a complete example of the virus to papilloma to carcinoma sequence, and as far as is known, is the first reported case of its kind in the larynx.

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