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July 1927

COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS OF PHILADELPHIA, SECTION ON OTOLOGY AND LARYNGOLOGY: April 20, 1927

Arch Otolaryngol. 1927;6(1):101-102. doi:10.1001/archotol.1927.00610010109011

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Abstract

NEUROLOGICCOMPLICATIONS OF THEEAR, NOSE ANDTHROAT. DR. T. H. WEISENBURG.

Dr. Weisenburg said that for eight years he had given lectures to students of otolaryngology in the Graduate School of the University of Pennsylvania. During that period he had seen a vast number of the conditions of the ear, nose and throat which show points of neurologic interest.

The association of optic atrophy, optic neuritis and choked disk with nasal conditions is important. Some rhinologists consider this sequence common. Others deny its frequency. Sluder considers that the optic nerve is involved by direct extension, by hyperplasia of the soft parts or by pressure following osteitis or periostitis. Not all cases can be so explained, however, for often no pathologic condition can be found in the sinus, yet surgical treatment of the sinus improves vision. Perhaps these cases are due to toxic influences. Retrobulbar optic atrophy is

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