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The following case of stricture of the upper part of the trachea, due to organic contraction, can not, on account of its rarity, fail to be of interest.
On November 23, 1895, Miss D., aged 27 years, was referred to me on account of frequent and urgent attacks of dyspnea, which had for a considerable time been exceedingly distressing to her. She gave the following history: In March, 1888, she had a severe attack of diphtheria, from which it was thought at the time she had fully recovered. During the following year, however, it was noticed that she had edema of the feet. The edema was found to be associated with albuminuria and was ascribed to that cause. Notwithstanding this she enjoyed a fair degree of health.
In October, 1890, she became hoarse nearly every day as evening came on. This hoarseness continued until December, when she began to have
ROE JO. STRICTURE OF THE UPPER PORTION OF THE TRACHEA SUCCESSFULLY TREATED BY DIVULSION THROUGH THE LARYNX. JAMA. 1896;XXVII(14):727–728. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430920003001a
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