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September 27, 1924

PAIN FROM TUBERCULOUS LARYNGITIS RELIEVED BY COCAINIZATION OF THE NASAL (SPHENOPALATINE, MECKEL'S) GANGLION

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Los Angeles

JAMA. 1924;83(13):998. doi:10.1001/jama.1924.26610130001012

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Abstract

Since Sluder's report of neuralgic pains attributed to a diseased nasal ganglion, many have reported alleviation of symptoms such as glossodynia, cricodynia, otalgia, toothache, painful accommodation and headache, by treatment of this ganglion.

I have been unable, however, to find the report of a case of painful tuberculous laryngitis relieved by such treatment. In two cases of this disease I cocainized the nasal ganglions, using the Sluder technic.

REPORT OF CASES 

Case 1.  —P. L., a man, aged 35, Mexican, came to me, June 22, 1924, with hoarseness and severe laryngeal pain. April 1, he had had hoarseness and slight pain in the region of the larynx. The hoarseness gradually increased. At the time of examination, the patient could talk only in a whisper, and pain was present all the time. He was unable to swallow solids, and swallowed liquids only with difficulty. Laryngeal examination showed great swelling of the

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