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December 1933

MUCORMYCOSIS OF THE MAXILLARY SINUS

Author Affiliations

NEW ROCHELLE, N. Y.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1933;18(6):775-792. doi:10.1001/archotol.1933.00630060835006
Abstract

A fungus was discovered in pus washed from the maxillary sinuses of a patient during the routine examination of such material. The forms of this organism first encountered resembled body cells so closely that their significance was passed over until forms encountered later made their identity certain. This organism was observed over a period of several months during which time it underwent certain morphologic changes. It was exposed to antiseptic solutions which were instilled into the sinuses in an effort to eradicate the infection. The presence of chronic inflammatory changes in the nasal membranes associated with this unusual type of infection is of considerable interest.

There is some evidence to the effect that fungi may cause pathologic changes in the membranes of the nasal fossa. Duverger1 reported a case of aspergillosis of the nasal fossa associated with changes resembling caseous coryza (ozena). Dunn2 and later Deile3 described

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