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January 1947


Arch Otolaryngol. 1947;45(1):128-142. doi:10.1001/archotol.1947.00690010135014

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Osteomyelitis of the Maxilla; Presidential Address. Presented by Dr. H. I. Lillie, Rochester, Minn.  Dr. Lillie devoted the major part of his address to a discussion of osteomyelitis of the maxilla secondary to suppurative maxillary sinusitis, particularly osteomyelitis of the malar bone secondary to operations on the maxillary sinus. He compared the treatment which includes the modern use of sulfonamide compounds and penicillin with the time-honored methods of treatment used heretofore. He feels that with the use of sulfonamide compounds and penicillin the prognosis has been greatly improved. Also, he warned that the infection may be due to an anaerobic organism, and emphasized that the infecting organism should be identified if well directed chemotherapy or the use of antibiotics is to be employed as adjutant treatment. He drew attention to the difference in symptomatology and pathology between osteomyelitis of the malar bone and osteomyelitis of the frontal bone. He still

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