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August 1943

EFFECT OF SURGICAL TREATMENT OF THE SINUSES ON BRONCHIECTASIS: ANALYSIS OF RESULTS IN SEVENTY-FIVE CASES

Arch Otolaryngol. 1943;38(2):148-151. doi:10.1001/archotol.1943.00670040159006
Abstract

The purpose of this study is to present the results of operation on the paranasal sinuses which I have observed in 75 cases of bronchiectasis at the Massachusetts General Hospital and the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, in order to determine the value of such treatment in the management of bronchiectasis. It is now so generally recognized that sinusitis is a common complication of bronchiectasis, if indeed it may not be a contributing etiologic factor at the onset in some cases, that rhinologists often look for notable improvement not only in the nose but, in general, in the infection in the chest. Unfortunately, the results are not often dramatic, or the hopes of the patient have been too high, so that not only the patient but the physician is disappointed, with a consequent tendency toward neglect of the sinuses as a part of the picture. I have chosen two criteria

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