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October 1959

Il cortisone e le sostanze ad azione cortisonica in otorinolaringoiatria: Ricerche sperimentali e cliniche.

AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1959;70(4):538. doi:10.1001/archotol.1959.00730040548022

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After a general survey on structure and physiology of the adrenal glands and their relation to the hypophysis, the influence of the cortisones on some tissue groups—connective, vascular, lymphatic—is discussed. After the basic exposition, the three main chapters report on the role of the steroids in aural, nasal, and laryngeal pathology, respectively. Nasopharyngeal fibroma and caustic lesion of the esophagus are treated in special sections. Many illustrations (some colored) and several charts accompany the text, which is followed by a forty-page list of references.

The presentation is built on a wide field of personal experience—experimental and clinical. The extensive experimental work of the author, after having been previously reported in all detail, is summarized to serve as a backbone to the analysis. Clinical procedure is given in a precise manner which will be easy to follow, e. g., in the pre- and postoperative care in microsurgery of the ear.


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