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Article
September 1935

POLYPI OF THE NASAL SEPTUM

Author Affiliations

CHICAGO
From the Department of Otolaryngology, Division of Central Free Dispensary, Rush Medical College.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1935;22(3):328-331. doi:10.1001/archotol.1935.00640030342008
Abstract

Multiple areas of circumscribed polypoid degeneration of the mucous membrane of the nasal septum are unusual. The case which I report is of particular interest because of the presence of polypoid masses on the septum associated with numerous mucous polypi springing from the ethmoid sinus, and of similar but not quite the same formation as the mucous polypi in the meatus.

REPORT OF A CASE

S. K., a Polish laborer, aged 52, complained of cough, headaches, visual disturbances with pain over the right eye, and inability to breathe through the nose. He stated that the onset of symptoms followed a severe cold and sinus infection twelve years before, with gradual onset of asthma and productive cough.

On examination there was slight tenderness over the fronto-ethmoidal areas. There was slight lagophthalmos of the upper lids. Large gray polypi, bathed in purulent secretion, protruded from both nares. The upper jaw

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