A consideration of the treatment of neoplasms of the naso-pharyngeal cavity may be appropriately preceded by a report of the following case:
D. S. C., aged 42 years, of good family history, has been afflicted with naso-pharyngeal and aural catarrh since 1879. The subjective symptoms, hawking, tickling in the throat, sensation of a foreign body in the larynx, great inclination to swallow, asthenopia, pia, nasal obstruction, loss of senses of taste; hearing and smell, were well marked. Nausea was present all the time to a slight degree, and culminated in vomiting every morning during the effort to remove the tenaceous muco-pus. There were profound lethargy and dull headache in the frontal region, impairment of the will, intellect and memory, great irritability; involuntarily fell asleep when reading or making a calculation. The expression was dull, indifferent and semi-idiotic. Suspicion was such a prominent symptom that he doubted the sincerity of his
CARPENTER JG. TREATMENT OF NEOPLASMS OF THE NASOPHARYNGEAL PHARYNGEAL CAVITY. JAMA. 1885;V(24):652–654. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02391230008002a
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