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August 1948

INVASION OF ETHMOID SINUSES BY ADENOMA OF THE PITUITARY GLANDReport of a Case

Arch Otolaryngol. 1948;48(2):187-188. doi:10.1001/archotol.1948.00690040196006
Abstract

SINCE invasion of the ethmoid sinuses by tumors of the pituitary gland is a relatively infrequent occurrence, it seems wise to record the following case in the literature.

REPORT OF CASE  M. B., a 56 year old white woman complaining of a sinus infection, was first examined by me on April 29, 1947. She had had three operations on the left side of the nose and, after the last, extensive cauterization with silver nitrate.On examination, widespread adhesions were observed between the left side of the septum and the inferior middle turbinate. The middle meatus and the posterior portion of the nose could not be clearly visualized, but there was purulent discharge coming from above the adhesions. Roentgenograms showed sclerosis in the ethmoidal region and clouding of the left antrum, the left ethmoidal region and the sphenoid sinuses.On May 4, the patient came into the accident room after a

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