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January 1967

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Arch Otolaryngol. 1967;85(1):112-115. doi:10.1001/archotol.1967.00760040114026

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Abstract

PATHOLOGIC QUIZ CASE 1 

PAUL W. JACKSON, MD, PHILADELPHIA  In January 1960 a 43-year-old woman was found to have proptosis of the right eye associated with a tumor mass in her right nostril. Radiographs, including planograms, revealed complete opacification of the right antrum and marked destruction of the bony floor of the adjacent orbit, ethmoid, and frontal sinuses. Biopsy confirmed the clinical impression of carcinoma of the right antrum. Cobalt therapy was given for a total of 6,000 roentgens. The proptosis regressed and the nasal tumor disappeared.In June 1962 a cataract extraction was performed on the right eye because of complications that had arisen out of the irradiation previously administered. A corneal ulcer and prolapse of the iris necessitated an iridectomy. A neurotropic keratitis followed and a lateral tarsorraphy was performed. During followup visits to the outpatient clinic, otolaryngologic examination and radiographs of the paranasal sinuses revealed no recurrence

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