IN 1941, Eichelberger and Lindsay1 reported findings with regard to the chemical composition of fluid contained in intranasal cysts; Lindsay2 again reported on this subject in 1942. These authors found relatively large amounts of sugar and chloride in this fluid. Such determinations had not been reported previously. Their findings came to light during recent treatment of a patient at the Mayo Clinic.
REPORT OF A CASE
An 18-year-old girl had had myxomatous polyps removed from the left nasal chamber on four previous occasions, two years and one year prior to the present visit. A large cyst-like structure was seen on anterior rhinoscopy; it arose high in the left nasal vault and filled the left nasal chamber. It also could be seen projecting through the left choana into the nasopharynx.The question of encephalocele or meningocele arose; therefore the contents of the cyst were aspirated. Yellow fluid, which clotted
JOHN C. LILLIE. SUGAR AND CHLORIDE IN FLUID FROM INTRANASAL CYSTS. AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1953;58(2):166–167. doi:10.1001/archotol.1953.00710040185006