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March 1944

ABERRANT MOLAR TOOTH IN THE FLOOR OF THE NOSE

Author Affiliations

WASHINGTON, D. C.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1944;39(3):262. doi:10.1001/archotol.1944.00680010275009

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Abstract

A white man 39 years of age complained that he had been troubled with profuse purulent discharge from the right nasal passage for the past six months. His tonsils had been removed at the age of 5 years. At the age of 6 years treatment over a six month period was given for congenital syphilis on the basis of alleged dental malformation. At 8 years lupus vulgaris involing the nose and the shoulder was diagnosed, which

Roentgenograms showing a mass in the hard palate.

healed ten years later. At 27 years a fracture of the nose resulted from an automobile accident. The Wassermann test of the blood had been repeatedly negative for the past ten years. All teeth were extracted at the age of 34.

Initial examination showed no sinus tenderness, but the right antrum was cloudy. The ethmoid cells were slightly cloudy on transillumination. The nasal septum was irregular

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