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September 1938

SPONTANEOUS HEMORRHAGE INTO THE MAXILLARY SINUS

Author Affiliations

CLARKSBURG, W. VA.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1938;28(3):371-375. doi:10.1001/archotol.1938.00650040380006
Abstract

Spontaneous hemorrhage into the maxillary sinus is a relatively rare condition, recognized only by methodic studies in the presence of epistaxis. In our search through the literature we have found but two references1 to the condition in the last ten years, and in personal communication with seven outstanding rhinologists2 in 1933, we learned that only one of them2d had observed it in his long experience and that he had treated it only twice. We found no mention of the condition in the books published by Gradle,3 Bishop,4 Thomson,5 McKenzie,6 Hajek,7 Ballenger and Ballenger,8 Phillips,9, Loeb,10 Jackson, Coates and Jackson11 and Skillern.12

We believe that with this background we are justified in the preparation of an article on the condition in an effort to establish the symptoms and proper treatment for a lesion which may be too radically approached, owing to a lack of literature outlining subsequent events. For that reason

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