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June 1933

DERMOID CYST OF THE NASAL DORSUM

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PHILADELPHIA

Arch Otolaryngol. 1933;17(6):755-759. doi:10.1001/archotol.1933.03570050747003
Abstract

Dermoid cysts of the nasal dorsum are rare. There are a few cases reported in the foreign literature, but only one in the American.

The rarity of the condition has induced me to report the following case.

REPORT OF CASE

History.—Mrs. E. L., white, a housewife, aged 30, complained of a continuous discharge of bloody pus and hairs from the region of the dorsum of the nose. She made no other complaint. She averred that she had always noticed that her nose was broadened and elevated at its upper portion, but that she never had any physical discomfort from it. About six years before the present examination, the elevation increased considerably; this worried her, and she consulted the family physician, who told her that it was a cyst which had to be removed. A surgeon opened it, a local anesthesia being used, and a fistula resulted from the operation.

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