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May 1928

THE USE OF IODIZED OIL IN THE DIAGNOSIS OF NASAL SINUS DISEASE: PART II

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With the technical assistance of Mrs. Clara MacDougal DULUTH, MINN.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1928;7(5):514-523. doi:10.1001/archotol.1928.00620010538002

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Technic.—The iodized oil is introduced into the frontal sinuses by means of a ureteral catheter and syringe. Metal cannulas can be used but they are much less satisfactory because they cannot be passed into the sinus for any great distance. When the oil fails to appear within the sinus, there may be some other reason for the failure than the pathologic condition of the sinus, unless the end of the instrument delivering the oil is high up in the sinus (fig. 1). Occasionally, it may be necessary to press the anterior end of the middle concha toward the septum in order to find the frontal opening.

In order to avoid the loss of oil by gravity, the patient is kept on his back on the roentgen-ray table during the injection of the oil and is not permitted to sit up until after the roentgenograms have been taken. The

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