I wish to present the accompanying roentgenograms from a series of nasal sinuses injected with iodized oil (figs. 1, 2 and 3). The antrums were injected through the inferior meatus by means of a straight trocar and a record syringe. From 2 to 6 cc. of the warmed iodized oil (iodipin brand, which is an addition product of iodine, 40 per cent, and sesame oil) was injected into each antrum. It was found that moist pledgets of cotton placed in the middle meatus helped to retain the solution. Each patient was sent to the roentgen-ray room immediately after injection. The sphenoid sinuses were injected through the anterior wall with from 2 to 4 cc. of the iodized oil (fig. 4). Injection of the frontal sinuses was found to be more difficult and rather unsatisfactory on account of the escape of oil by gravity.
In this series thirty-four sinuses were injected.
GOODYEAR HM. IODIZED OIL IN THE DIAGNOSIS OF NASAL SINUS CONDITIONS. Arch Otolaryngol. 1926;4(3):223–227. doi:10.1001/archotol.1926.00590010241005
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