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July 1942

TRANSSEPTAL REMOVAL OF CHONDROMA REPLACING SPHENOID SINUS AND SELLA

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EVANSTON, ILL.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1942;36(1):126-130. doi:10.1001/archotol.1942.03760010136012
Abstract

The comparative rarity of enchondromas of the sphenoid sinus is the primary reason for this report. It may be also of interest that such extensive involvement as occurred in this case was relieved by a relatively simple operation. The ease of the procedure suggests that perhaps more tumors of the region of the sella might be treated by a rhinologic approach.

REPORT OF A CASE  History.—Miss M. F., a retired school teacher aged 76, presented herself on June 19, 1939 with the following complaints: headaches, becoming progressively worse for two years and almost daily now; nasal blocking for seven years but becoming progressively worse for the last two years; progressive loss of vision in the left eye for two years, so that this eye now had only light perception, and several attacks of nasal hemorrhage in the past four years. The headache became worse at night or in the

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