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September 1936

Progress in OtolaryngologyTHE PARANASAL SINUSES

Arch Otolaryngol. 1936;24(3):343-386. doi:10.1001/archotol.1936.00640050353010

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Acute Rheumatism.—Collet117 removed the middle turbinate from a man of 41 to give relief from pain due to acute ethmoiditis. Arthritis of the rheumatoid type with nodular masses developed, which yielded only after numerous intravenous injections of salicylates (from 6 to 8 Gm. daily). Culture of the blood gave negative results. Numerous joints were affected, and the patient had fever for nearly a month. The author terms this complication a pseudorheumatism of an infectious nature with rheumatoid manifestations.

Labyrinthitis.—Mounier-Kuhn118 reports 2 cases of vertiginous attacks, mostly in the sagittal plane, which were due to infection of the maxillary and ethmoid sinuses. The author shows that the toxic irritation of the otoliths produced the maximal stimulation once described by Quix and engages in a long discussion as to the interpretation of the various responses of the otoliths described by Quix, Jacod and others. In both

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