The otolaryngologic literature for 1937 still manifests a trend toward conservatism in treatment. Operations on the sinuses are becoming more standardized, and there are fewer variations of the well known procedures. Operative failures are being brought into the open for discussion, and as a result one may expect a clearer conception of the indications and limitations of the various operations.
There have been more reports on osteomyelitis than in former years, and the subject of fractures involving the sinuses is thoroughly discussed in several interesting articles. Interest in the latter will doubtless increase because of the large numbers of automobile accidents.
Honda1 has written three papers on the anatomic structure, the histologic appearance and the embryologic development of the sinuses, his studies being based on serial sections of 52 Japanese embryos ranging from 7 to 40 weeks in age. While most of the facts disclosed have long been known,
SALINGER S. THE PARANASAL SINUSES. Arch Otolaryngol. 1938;28(2):252–293. doi:10.1001/archotol.1938.00650040260009
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