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May 1926

COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS OF PHILADELPHIA, SECTION ON OTOLOGY AND LARYNGOLOGY: Jan. 20, 1926

Arch Otolaryngol. 1926;3(5):477-480. doi:10.1001/archotol.1926.00580010507016

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Abstract

A UNIQUECOMPLICATION OFTONSILLECTOMY. Presented by DR. HORACE J. WILLIAMS.

Dr. Williams reported the breaking of a tonsil snare wire during tonsillectomy on a child, with escape of the smaller wire fragment. This fragment lodged in the right lower lobe bronchus. The operation had been performed by a hospital intern. After localization by roentgen ray, the wire was removed by Dr. Chevalier Jackson on the day after operation. A plea was made for careful inspection of all instruments, teeth, etc., before performing tonsil operations.

ACUTELARYNGEALEDEMA. Presented by DR. DAVIDHUSIK.

Dr. Husik classified laryngeal edemas as follows:

First: Acute inflammatory infectious type secondary to localized adjacent inflammation, or occurring during some infectious disease such as scarlet fever, influenza, or typhoid fever.

Second: Noninflammatory, noninfectious type caused by foreign bodies, burns, passive congestion, potassium iodide, and angioneurotic conditions.

Two cases requiring tracheotomy were reported: one followed tonsillectomy

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