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August 23, 1884

NASAL POLYPUS OCCURRING IN A PATIENT THIRTEEN YEARS OF AGE.

JAMA. 1884;III(8):212. doi:10.1001/jama.1884.02390570016001b

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Abstract

The following case is of special interest as a contribution to the history of mucous polyps in the nose because of the patient's age.

Growths of this character are extremely rare in patients less than sixteen years of age, and the history in this case shows that the polyps were present during the patient's thirteenth year, and may have had a much earlier origin.

Miss M— at fourteen came to me from Minnesota last July, complaining of catarrh, and difficulty in breathing through the nose, which had caused her great inconvenience for twelve months.

She had been troubled with cough and considerable expectoration for eight years, and the usual symptoms had existed several years, though not so markedly as during the past year.

Upon examination of the chest, I found the râles of chronic bronchitis, with no evidence of consolidation or emphysema. The larynx was slightly congested. The naso-pharynx relaxed

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