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April 1929

DELAYED HEALING OF SEPTAL RESECTIONS DUE TO VINCENT'S INFECTION: REPORT OF THREE CASES

Arch Otolaryngol. 1929;9(4):422-424. doi:10.1001/archotol.1929.00620030444007
Abstract

Improved methods for intranasal operations have influenced, to a certain degree, the time necessary for healing and for restitution of the nasal membrane to a normal condition. Probably the commonest of the intranasal operations is that of submucous resection of the nasal septum. Improved technic of this procedure, in the absence of contraindications such as acute disease of the accessory sinuses or active localized infection of the nasal membranes, should lead to prompt recovery in the average cases. However, delayed healing occasionally occurs, owing to either exacerbations of dormant infections, which are unrecognizable by the present methods of examination, or absence of symptoms.

Modern textbooks and the literature on rhinology contain scant information about infections in the nose, due to Vincent's bacillus following operations.

REPORT OF CASES

During the past two years three patients have been observed with this type of intranasal infection which in each instance followed

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