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September 4, 1915

INTRANASAL ANTRUM OPERATIONS: WITH REPORT OF NINETY CASES

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SAN FRANCISCO

JAMA. 1915;LXV(10):872-875. doi:10.1001/jama.1915.02580100036011
Abstract

That not all the problems connected with the pathology and treatment of antral diseases have yet been solved is evidenced by the differences of opinion expressed in nearly all discussions of this subject. As an instance of this we find men of note stating the proportion of cases of dental origin as all the way from 8 per cent. (Hajek) to 100 per cent. (Tilley). Opinions as to the operative or other procedures necessary in diseases of this cavity vary: probe puncture washing, removal of nasal wall leaving turbinal intact or sacrificing some portion of it, and the various forms of oronasal operation being types of treatment advocated.

It is the object of this paper to report, as briefly as possible, the results of ninety consecutive intranasal operations on the antrum of Highmore for chronic suppuration, and to give some observations made incidental to these. The pathology and anatomy will

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