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April 1929

COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS OF PHILADELPHIA, SECTION ON OTOLOGY AND LARYNGOLOGY

Arch Otolaryngol. 1929;9(4):465-468. doi:10.1001/archotol.1929.00620030487019

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Abstract

CHONDRITIS AND PERICHONDRITIS OF THE LARYNX WITH REPORT OF A CASE. DR. ROBERT F. RIDPATH.

After outlining the salient features of the etiology, differential diagnosis and therapy of acute and chronic chondritis and perichondritis, Dr. Ridpath presented the case of a woman, aged 44, who came under observation three weeks after hoarseness had developed. Two days before admission to the hospital, there had been complete loss of voice, and during the night, the patient was awakened by the inability to breathe normally due to pus in the throat. Swelling of the neck, more marked on the right, was noted the following morning. Marked dyspnea, expectoration and painful deglutition ensued. The patient had had peritonsillar abscesses on three occasions.

Bacteriologic studies were negative for pneumococci and tubercle bacilli. Examination for foreign bodies was negative. A subnormal temperature, a pulse rate of from 120 to 150 and respirations of 40 were

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