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December 30, 1893

SOME SUGGESTIONS AS TO THE RELATION OF THE TEETH TO EMPYEMA OF THE MAXILLARY SINUS.Read in the Section on Dental and Oral Surgery, at the Forty-fourth Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association.

JAMA. 1893;XXI(27):1001-1004. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420790009002a

In this paper the anatomy, pathology and treatment as usually given by authors on disease of the antrum of Highmore will be largely omitted, since the disease of this cavity is a subject much written upon and consequently these points must be familiar to all who have given the subject any considerable attention. It is desired, however, to deal principally with the etiology, believing that if the cause of the disease is correctly diagnosed, the treatment is comparatively easy.

Authors and practitioners seem to be divided into two classes viz., those who believe that diseases of the maxillary sinus are most frequently caused by dental lesions, and those who believe that they are more largely due to intra-nasal disorders. The latter view is held by Zuckerkandl, Schiffert, Chatallier, Krause and Bosworth.

Those who look more largely to the teeth as a cause of trouble are Lewis, Baratoux, Noquet, Boucheron, Garel,