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August 1948

SOLITARY MYELOMA MISTAKEN FOR FRONTAL SINUSITIS

Author Affiliations

BETHLEHEM, PA.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1948;48(2):244-248. doi:10.1001/archotol.1948.00690040253013
Abstract

IN FULMINANT frontal sinusitis, besides characteristic frontal pain, intranasal obstruction and purulent discharge, swelling of the periorbital tissues and protrusion of the globe frequently are seen. If these objective evidences are presented in a case with a history consistent with acute sinusitis, one might be excused for mistaking this common condition for the much rarer occurrence of myeloma involving the accessory nasal sinuses. Such a case is reported here.

REPORT OF A CASE  F. B., a white man aged 29, was a pipe fitter and welder and had served in the Navy in World War II. He was first seen by me on Jan. 25, 1947 with the complaint of "sinus trouble" for nine weeks. He had a headache of the left frontal area; proptosis of the left eye, which protruded outward and downward; nasal stuffiness, and dark reddish discharge from the left naris.History.—The patient had frequented commercial swimming

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