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Article
September 1946

OBSTRUCTION OF THE NASOPHARYNX SECONDARY TO CHOANAL POLYP OF ANTRAL ORIGIN: Report of Three Cases

Arch Otolaryngol. 1946;44(3):328-333. doi:10.1001/archotol.1946.00680060347009
Abstract

CHOANAL polyp of antral origin while not a rare condition occurs relatively infrequently. Three cases are reported, of which 2 were found in a military practice which included more than twentyfive thousand ear, nose and throat examinations over a period of three years. The third case was seen in civil practice just prior to my entrance into the service.

The development of this type of growth has been well described by Goldsmith1:

The antral lining is but a continuation of the nasal mucosa; it is obvious that whenever the nasal mucosa becomes markedly inflamed, a similar process takes place in the antrum, and if the inflammation is severe persistent swelling of the mucous membrane at the ostium completely shuts off the antrum from the nose. In this manner, an acute rhinopharyngeal inflammation may initiate an acute inflammatory process in the antrum of Highmore. The air space of the antrum is

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