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December 2, 1893

MUCOCELE AND EMPYEMA OF THE ETHMOIDAL CELLS AND SPHENOIDAL SINUSES.CAUSING DISPLACEMENT OF THE EYEBALL.0—THEIR OPERATION FROM THE ORBIT. Abridged from a Paper Read before the Section on Laryngology and Otology, at the Forty-fourth Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association at Milwaukee.

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JAMA. 1893;XXI(23):842-844. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420750012002b

The liquid which distends the accessory cavities of the nose may be serous, mucous and purulent. My remarks will be confined to the ethmoidal and sphenoidal sinuses which form a group themselves, though their affections frequently extend to the neighboring cavities and vice versa.

Only one sample of serous exudation has come to my notice, and that was not from my own practice, but from Dr. Robert Abbe's, who, April 8, 1893, was kind enough to send the patient to my clinic for an opinion, to invite me to the operation and permit me to use the case and his notes for this paper.

Case 1.—Distension of all the accessory cavities of the nose byt a sero-hemorrhagic exudation with cholesterin. The patient, a girl of 16 years, had some trouble with her sight when in school. Always had headaches. Intellect clear. Three years ago first noticed fullness on her eyes