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January 1938

A CASE OF GANGRENOUS OSTEOMYELITIS OF THE PARANASAL SINUSES

Arch Otolaryngol. 1938;27(1):91-94. doi:10.1001/archotol.1938.00650030098007
Abstract

REPORT OF CASE  B. J. P., a girl aged 11 years, was first seen by me on July 10, 1935. There was a swelling in the left cheek, extending into the lower eyelid and obliterating the upper part of the nasolabial fold. The girl's color was strikingly white. The history given was that following scarlet fever in March 1935 there was a discharge from the left side of the nose, associated with a swelling in the left cheek. After about a month of unsuccessful local and general treatment, a naso-antral window operation was performed. The discharge and swelling continued, and a peculiar musty odor of the breath developed, with fever. Physical examination revealed nothing of consequence except a daily temperature of 101 F. The Wassermann reaction of the blood was negative. A biopsy made at the time of the operation was reported as showing granulation tissue only.When I first

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