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July 14, 1923

A CASE OF GLOSSODYNIA WITH LINGUAL TONSILLITIS AS ITS ETIOLOGY: CONTROL THROUGH THE NASAL GANGLION

Author Affiliations

St. Louis
From the laryngologic department of Washington University Medical School.

JAMA. 1923;81(2):115. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.26510020006010g
Abstract

In 1918, I1 reported an observation to the effect that glossodynia was secondary to lingual tonsillitis. In 1921, Lee Wallace Dean2 recorded that glossodynia was controllable through the nasal ganglion. I know that glossodynia may be an isolated manifestation of a nasal ganglion lesion. Many times, however, I have seen it secondary to lingual tonsillitis.

The report of this case seems to me of interest because it brings out lingual tonsillitis as the cause of glossodynia; but although it was established in this way, it persisted after the lingual tonsillitis, and was controllable through the nasal ganglion.

REPORT OF CASE  Miss L. B., aged 32, consulted me, Oct. 20, 1919, because of a chronic faucial tonsillitis for which I did a tonsillectomy, October 28. The result was satisfactory; her general condition improved, and the throat became comfortable. Feb. 10, 1921, she consulted me because of an acute follicular

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