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April 1952


AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1952;55(4):489-508. doi:10.1001/archotol.1952.00710010501016

THE MATERIAL abstracted below represents all of the references listed in the Quarterly Cumulative Index Medicus for the year 1950.

ANATOMY, PHYSIOLOGY, PATHOLOGY, BACTERIOLOGY  Felisati1 finds a definite association between facial asymmetry and aplasia or asymmetry of the frontal sinuses in 60% of 45 cases investigated. X-ray pictures and reconstructed photographs of the two halves of the face placed in juxtaposition bring out some interesting and striking comparisons. Further studies are necessary to determine the relative amplitude of the two sinuses, and studies of the size and amplitude of the other sinuses are also needed. Enough information, however, is at hand from the present series to show that the embryonic forces may operate unequally in the development of the face, affecting the ultimate size of the sinuses as well as the shape and size of the facial bones. It is possible, also, that this fact may have a bearing

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