Smoking habits and their relationship to precancerous lesions of the larynx

  title={Smoking habits and their relationship to precancerous lesions of the larynx},
  author={K. -M. M{\"u}ller and B. R. Krohn},
  journal={Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology},
Histologic findings in vocal cord specimens of 148 male autopsy cases (ages 15–91) were compared to a retrospective anamnesis of smoking habits. The relative frequency of normal squamous epithelium is 83.3% in non-smokers, gradually decreasing from 56.3% in light to 45.8% in moderate, and finally 30.6% in heavy smokers. Ex-smokers were found to return to approximately the level of light smokers (54.2%). Precancerous lesions (dysplasia and carcinoma in situ) and carcinoma were found at lowest… CONTINUE READING
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