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May 1951

ORBITOETHMOIDAL OSTEOMA

Author Affiliations

MEDICAL CORPS, UNITED STATES ARMY; MEDICAL CORPS, ARMY OF THE UNITED STATES

AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1951;53(5):552-555. doi:10.1001/archotol.1951.03750050072007
Abstract

ORBITOETHMOIDAL osteoma is not common. Excellent reports on osteoma of the paranasal sinuses have been made by many investigators.

For a brief review of the literature, the reader is referred to the paper by Vadala and Somers.1 Novick's2 concise and well illustrated article covers such phases as etiology, embryology and histology. Sprowl's3 case of orbitoethmoidal osteoma was very similar to the case we report.

REPORT OF A CASE  A man aged 23 reported to the Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Clinic Jan. 27, 1949, complaining of aching, burning and swelling in the left eye of one day's duration. He stated that he had had previous similar episodes but that this one was the severest. He appeared somewhat dull mentally, and any more than a vague history was impossible to obtain.On examination the left eyelids were seen to be moderately inflamed but soft. The conjunctiva was edematous

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