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A CASE OFDYSPNEA IN ACHILD 1 YEAROLD, ANDOTITISMEDIACOMPLICATING ACASE OFPNEUMONIA. DR. THOMAS G. AIKEN.
Dr. Aiken presented the case of a child, aged 1 year, with troublesome dyspnea. The thymus was decidedly enlarged, which was supposed to be the cause of the symptoms. The difficulty in breathing, however, did not disappear after the reduction of the thymus by irradiation. After the introduction of a bronchoscope, it was found that the dyspnea was caused by a transverse band of mucous membrane partly obstructing the trachea, about 1/2 inches (3.77 cm.) above its bifurcation.
A second case was that of a child who developed acute otitis during an attack of pneumonia. After recovery, it was discovered that the child had a chronic ethmoidal condition which antedated the onset of pneumonia. Dr. Aiken raised the question whether this focus of infection had not