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January 16, 1897


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JAMA. 1897;XXVIII(3):100-101. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440030004001b

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Fibrous polypus of the nose is much more formidable than the soft or mucous variety, but is fortunately rarely met with. The tumors may attain enormous size and give rise to frightful deformity. It may occur at any period of life, arising from the periosteum or the bone proper, usually from the posterior nasal or the cavities accessory thereto, but with a special predilection for the roof of the posterior nares. Its growth is far more rapid than that of the mucous variety; the filling of the nasal and post-nasal spaces does not stop its growth, and the continued and ever-increasing pressure forces the bones of the nose apart (as is apparent to any observer by the appearance of frog-face), causes absorption and caries of the bony walls and ulceration of soft tissues, giving rise to an acrid discharge and also to frequent hemorrhages. Repeated severe hemorrhages may sap the

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