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Article
February 1941

HEMORRHAGE INTO THE PARANASAL SINUSES FOLLOWING SUCTION DISPLACEMENT IRRIGATION

Author Affiliations

EUGENE, ORE.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1941;33(2):305-307. doi:10.1001/archotol.1941.00660030308011
Abstract

Proetz1 in 1926 published his first work on the displacement method for the treatment of chronic inflammation of the accessory nasal sinuses. Since that time a voluminous bibliography has been accumulated on the results obtained by different authors, using various types of displacing fluids. Proetz2 in 1937 reviewed the literature evaluating the displacement method.

Most authors agree that not all patients are amenable to the Proetz treatment and that careful consideration should be given in administering treatment by this method. We have been able to find only a few cases in which untoward results have occurred after this type of treatment. Gordon3 cited a case in which strong massive suction was used and the patient suffered during the following two weeks from severe headache in the right frontal region. Operation revealed that the right frontal duct was plugged with herniation of polyps and mucous membrane.

Skillern,4 in discussing one of

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