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Article
December 1934

TRANSPHENOIDAL INJECTION OF IODIZED POPPY-SEED OIL INTO A HYPOPHYSEAL CYST: REPORT OF A CASE

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LOS ANGELES

Arch Otolaryngol. 1934;20(6):861-868. doi:10.1001/archotol.1934.03600060098010
Abstract

The transphenoidal injection of iodized poppy-seed oil 40 per cent into hypophyseal cysts is not a routine procedure. The results obtained were as surprising and unlooked for as they were unique and bizarre in my experience. They did, however, lead to some observations and results of interest.

REPORT OF CASE  A man, 42 years old, came to the Good Hope Clinic complaining of failing vision, which had its onset in August 1931, three months before he was first seen. His previous history was not relevant, except for the fact that for the past two years he had been suffering from what he described as "drawing pains" in the back of his neck. These pains were particularly noticeable when the patient attempted to read without glasses or when he contracted a cold. They occasionally radiated to the temporal regions and the root of the nose and suggested in distribution irritation of

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