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The Latin Otorhinolaryngologic Congress
The congress of the Società otorinolaringologica latina was held at Catania, under the chairmanship of S. Citelli, director of the Clinica otorinolaringoiatrica of the University of Catania. The first main topic on the program, "The Anatomy and Pathology of the Maxillary Sinus," was discussed by various Italian and foreign speakers. De Mendoça of Lisbon studied the various causes of maxillary sinusitis. The chronicity of the disease is often induced by the anomalous locations of the sinusal orifices. His experience has led the speaker to believe that in childhood maxillary sinusitis is more frequent than is commonly supposed, although in some cases of suspected sinusitis osteomyelitic factors may be involved. Aubin and Ardoin of Paris presented the results of histologic researches that they had carried out on the mucosa of the maxillary sinus in acute and chronic inflammations. They divide the acute forms into catarrhal, mucopurulent and
ITALY. JAMA. 1932;99(5):404–405. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740570050025