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September 1934

PRESSURE ON THE OPTIC NERVEBY CARCINOMA OF THE MAXILLARY SINUS EXTENDING INTO THE CRANIAL CAVITY

Author Affiliations

ELGIN, ILL.
From the Department of Nervous and Mental Diseases, Northwestern University Medical School, and the Elgin State Hospital.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1934;12(3):366-376. doi:10.1001/archopht.1934.00830160070008
Abstract

Malignant disease of the maxillary sinus is comparatively rare. Hansen,1 in 1925, Thompson,2 in 1927, Peyton,3 in 1932, and Houser,4 in 1933, gave extensive reviews of the literature. Our case is of particular interest because the tumor extended from the maxillary sinus into the cranial cavity, causing pressure on the right optic nerve.

REPORT OF A CASE

F. L. C., a white man, aged 51, a salesman by occupation, who was married and had no children, was admitted to the Elgin State Hospital on May 15, 1933.

The family history indicated that two sisters had been operated on for tumors which were said to have been cancerous.

The patient was in good health until December 1930, when he complained of pains in the right side of the head and face, with loss of hearing in the right ear. In May 1931 the right side of

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