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November 1926

CHICAGO LARYNGOLOGICAL AND OTOLOGICAL SOCIETY: Annual Meeting, May 3, 1926

Arch Otolaryngol. 1926;4(5):458-459. doi:10.1001/archotol.1926.00590010484011

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Abstract

NEWSURGICALPROCEDUREINTHETREATMENTOFATROPHICRHINITIS, WITHANDWITHOUTACCOMPANYINGOZENA. Presented by DR.HARRY L. POLLOCK.

For many years Dr. Pollock has made a special study of this disease. As the etiology is unknown, there are almost as many theories as to the causative factors as there are writers on this subject. Whether it is due to a secondary degeneration following a primary hypertrophy of the turbinates, or to an abnormally wide intranasal space, or secondary to a primary suppurative sinusitis, or to a specific micro-organism, or to a dysfunction of the endocrines, the fact remains that as long as there is an abnormally large intranasal space the cardinal symptoms, namely, crust formation, mucopurulent discharge, odor and dry pharynx or larynx, persist. If after careful and painstaking attention is given the coexisting sinus infection, the abnormally large intranasal space can be lessened, then, and only

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