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February 3, 1900

A CASE OF CARCINOMA OF THE NASAL PASSAGES.

JAMA. 1900;XXXIV(5):276. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.24610050022002h

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Abstract

Mr. J. A. S., a commercial traveler, 51 years of age, was referred to me by Dr. F. E. Cheney of Boston, June 4, 1898.

Previous History.  —For thirty-three years the patient had had nasal polypi removed at regular and frequent intervals from the left nasal passage, by various physicians, and within the past few years also occasionally from the right side. Otherwise the health had been good. There was no evidence of syphilis.

Present Illness.  —Six months ago the polypi on the left side were said to have become firmer and their removal attended with more bleeding than formerly. The left eye simultaneously became painful and began to exhibit protrusion from the orbit. A progressive impairment of flesh and strength was observed.

Examination.  —He was well developed and fairly well nourished. The right nasal passage contained a few small polypi; the left was nearly completely filled with small and

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