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laryngeal papillomatosis


Definition: multiple squamous-cell papillomas of the larynx, seen most commonly in young children, usually due to infection by the human papillomavirus, which may be transmitted at birth from the maternal condylomata; recurrences are common, with remission after several years.

See Also: recurrent respiratory papillomatosis

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