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June 1971

Nasal Obstruction in Thalassemia: A Case Report

Author Affiliations

Bethesda, Md; New Haven, Conn
From the Department of Surgery, Division of Otolaryngology, Georgetown Affiliated Hospitals (Dr. Principato) and the Department of Surgery, Division of Otolaryngology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn (Dr. Nova).

Arch Otolaryngol. 1971;93(6):620-622. doi:10.1001/archotol.1971.00770060922014
Abstract

A 12-year-old patient with thalassemia and severe nasal obstruction secondary to erythroid hyperplasia within the inferior turbinates is presented. Although marrow expansion is almost a constant feature in patients with homozygous thalassemia, little reference has been made to its occurrence within the turbinates accounting for nasal obstructive symptoms.

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