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September 1942

OSTEITIS FIBROSA CYSTICA OF THE LEFT FRONTAL SINUSReport of a Case

Arch Otolaryngol. 1942;36(3):385-389. doi:10.1001/archotol.1942.03760030081008
Abstract

REPORT OF CASE  A woman aged 21, a Puerto Rican, was admitted to the Vanderbilt Clinic complaining of a large, firm swelling above the left eye. According to her story, she had first noticed the swelling a year before over the lower portion of her forehead. It had grown slowly downward until it had become most prominent at the inner canthus of the eye. At the same time she suffered from severe pain in that region and displayed changes in personality, becoming gloomy and addicted to fits of crying.Examination.—A firm, nontender swelling was noted over the left frontal sinus, extending into the orbit on that side and displacing the eye outward. There was a firm mass in the left ethmoid region. Biopsy of the mass in the nose showed what appeared to be an osteoma. Roentgenograms revealed the swelling to be a cyst occupying most of the left

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