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April 2, 1910

THE SURGERY OF THE HYPOPHYSIS FROM THE STANDPOINT OF THE RHINOLOGIST

Author Affiliations

Assistant Laryngologist, Johns Hopkins Hospital BALTIMORE

JAMA. 1910;LIV(14):1132-1134. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.92550400001001d
Abstract

Heretofore rhinologists have been interested in the hypophysis only in a general way. Like others, they have been watching intently the results of the researches which are gradually unraveling the mystery enveloping the physiology of this gland, but up to the present time they have given but scant attention to the surgery of this structure. The explanation of the apparent lack of interest in the surgery of this region is to be sought in the fact that cases requiring operations on the pituitary body are never seen by rhinologists, and hence the nasal surgeon has never considered the hypophysis, although practically an extracranial structure, as being within the field of nasal surgery. Once the rhinologist's attention is directed to this region, however, he sees that he is in a position to help solve the problems of the surgery of this organ. The removal of the anterior wall of the sphenoid

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