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May 1941

POSSIBLE DEDUCTIONS OF ENDOCRINE SIGNIFICANCE FROM ROENTGENOGRAMS OF THE SINUSES AND MASTOID

Arch Otolaryngol. 1941;33(5):725-733. doi:10.1001/archotol.1941.00660030735006
Abstract

The aim of this paper is to present a preliminary treatise on three problems of endocrine background closely allied to otolaryngology. These are:

  1. Does pituitary activity exert any influence on the susceptibility of the petrous pyramid to infection?

  2. What can the otolaryngologist tell of his patient's intelligence quotient by roentgenograms of the sinuses and mastoid?

  3. Do the characteristics of the skull observed in cases of hyperpituitarism predispose to the complication of osteomyelitis in cases of frontal sinusitis?

DOES PITUITARY ACTIVITY EXERT ANY INFLUENCE ON THE SUSCEPTIBILITY OF THE PETROUS PYRAMID TO INFECTIONS?  The work of Hector Mortimer and his associates on cranial dysplasias of pituitary origin1 presents a division of human craniums into four groups, according to pituitary levels. Levene, Johnson, Lowman and Wissing2 described the four types thus:Type 1. Overactivity of the anterior lobe produces an expansion of the trabecular network of bone. It may be likened to the

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