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April 1939

MODIFIED TECHNIC OF IVORY IMPLANTATION FOR OZENAREPORT OF SIX CASES

Author Affiliations

BROOKLYN
From the Rhinological Department, Greenpoint Hospital, Dr. Welt's Service.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1939;29(4):699-703. doi:10.1001/archotol.1939.00650050747011
Abstract

Ozena is a term used to designate any chronic fetid nasal discharge. Two types are mentioned, the primary (or true) and the secondary. The cause of the true type is unknown. The secondary type is the result of tuberculosis, syphilis, chronic sinusitis or nonspecific rhinitis. Intranasal operations have been known at times to produce the condition. This paper deals only with the true type. A method of treatment through employment of an ivory implant is described.

An attempt was made to determine a cause.1 In all cases the familial background was noncontributory. Likewise the history of past and present illness was found irrelevant. The nutritional status of the patients was normal, and none showed any clinical evidence of endocrine disturbance. The basal metabolic rates varied from — 15 to + 12 per cent. Serologic tests for syphilis were negative; the blood counts and results of examinations of the urine were

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