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February 1938

PHLEGMON AND FISTULA FROM CALCULUS OF THE SUBMAXILLARY GLAND

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SAN FRANCISCO

Arch Otolaryngol. 1938;27(2):204-207. doi:10.1001/archotol.1938.00650030213010
Abstract

Although not extremely rare, cases of submaxillary calculus with phlegmon and fistula are unusual enough to justify their being reported. The case described here is fairly typical of the more severe type.

REPORT OF A CASE  A man aged 45 came for examination on July 23, 1937, because of a painful swelling of two weeks' duration in the upper part of the right side of his neck, associated with a discharge of pus into the mouth. He stated that a half-pint (236.59 cc.) of pus had been expectorated at the onset of the attack.Twenty years previously the right side of the floor of the mouth had been burned by a hot dental filling, and two months afterward he had noticed soreness in this region. Three years later a roentgenogram had shown a tiny shadow in the floor of the mouth on the right side. During the ten years preceding

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