During the last three or more decades, several intranasal operative procedures have been described for the relief and cure of diseases of the ethmoid sinus. In general, these may be divided into two types: the radical and the conservative. In the radical operation (Hajek,1 Mosher,2 Sluder,3 Ballenger,4 Coffin5) the middle and superior turbinates and the anterior and posterior groups of ethmoid cells are removed. In the conservative operation (Pratt,6 Halle7) part or all of the middle turbinate is preserved and the ethmoid cells lateral to these structures are dissected away. The favorable results in the latter type are probably due in a large measure to the fact that the nasal mucous membranes are preserved. In recent years, the tendency seems to be toward the more conservative types of surgical treatment.
It is not the purpose of this paper to discuss methods of diagnosis
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