The history of the diagnosis in the following case is of interest.
REPORT OF A CASE
History.—A man, aged 52, when first seen on Sept. 11, 1925, complained of stuffiness in the ears, particularly in the left, following a cold in the head. The symptoms were those of an acute catarrh of the eustachian tubes, more marked on the left side. The contributory causes were a recent cold in the head and congested membranes of the nose. His tonsils had been removed previously.
Treatment.—Treatment by mild inflation of the ears and treatment of the nose cleared up the condition in the right ear, but the hearing in the left ear remained impaired and the drum remained slightly congested. There was a definite congestion of the left tube on catheterization. On October 19, five hours after the use of the eustachian catheter, the patient suddenly became dizzy and nauseated