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September 1948

BENIGN CYSTS OF SUPERIOR MAXILLA WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO CYSTS OF MAXILLARY SINUS: Clinicopathologic Study of Thirty Cases

Author Affiliations

LOS ANGELES
From the Department of Otolaryngology, College of Medical Evangelists.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1948;48(3):301-326. doi:10.1001/archotol.1948.00690040312002
Abstract

CYSTS of the superior maxilla occur with a greater frequency than one is ordinarily aware of. This fact came to my attention when over a comparatively short period several patients with dental cysts of the maxillary sinus presented themselves for treatment. This series of events prompted a review of the cases in which radical operation on the maxillary sinus had been performed at the White Memorial Hospital since 1938. While discussing these cases from time to time with various colleagues, I realized that an inadequate understanding existed in the minds of at least some. For this reason, in spite of the numerous references in the medical literature available in the last few decades regarding certain of these cysts, and recent original investigations on other types, it seemed justifiable to report a few of these cases with a review of the clinicopathologic characteristics of various types of cysts occurring in the

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