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A CASE OFSUBLINGUALCELLULITISFOLLOWINGTONSILLECTOMY. Presented by DR. GEORGE FETTEROLF.
Three days following tonsil removal under general anesthesia, the patient, a woman of middle age, began to complain of pain in the right side of the throat. Two days later moderate swelling of the neck, floor of the mouth and tongue and edema of the epiglottis was present. The leukocyte count was elevated to 10,100; the temperature to about two degrees above normal. For several days this swelling increased. A tracheotomy was averted by spontaneous resolution of the cellulitis following external heat applications and the use of alkaloidal sedatives. It was the feeling of Dr. Fetterolf that the most plausible explanation of the condition was thrombosis of the lingual vein with concomitant stasis in the venae comites of the lingual artery, sublingual and superior laryngeal veins.
A CASE OFTONSILLARVERTIGO ANDASTHMA. Presented by DR. W.
LEWIS FO. COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS OF PHILADELPHIA, SECTION ON OTOLOGY AND LARYNGOLOGY: Oct. 21, 1925. Arch Otolaryngol. 1925;2(6):627–630. doi:10.1001/archotol.1925.00570010655013
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