Preliminary observations of the effects of irradiation on allergic nasal mucosa have been reported.1 It was stated in the last communication that (a) irradiation of forty patients suffering from verified vasomotor rhinitis gave excellent clinical results, these results remaining constant for one year, that (b) the method of irradiation described had proved safe during this period, and that (c) an analysis of the effects of irradiation in a series of patients with hay fever was under investigation. This work was presented before the Chicago Laryngological and Otological Society2 and brought forth strong criticism as to both the permanency and the safety of the method of treatment of hyperesthetic rhinitis described. The possibility of latent atrophy resulting from irradiation was especially stressed.
The purpose of this communication is (a) to evaluate the permanency and safety of this method of treatment of allergic rhinitis, suffi
BERNHEIMER LB. EFFECTS OF IRRADIATION ON ALLERGIC NASAL MUCOSA: FINAL REPORT. Arch Otolaryngol. 1935;22(2):165–171. doi:10.1001/archotol.1935.00640030178004
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