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December 1974

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The Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX 77025

Arch Otolaryngol. 1974;100(6):476-479. doi:10.1001/archotol.1974.00780040490015


Mohsen Djalilian, MD; Kenneth D. Devine, MD; Thomas A. Gaffey, MD, Mayo Clinic and Mayo Foundation, Rochester, MN 55901  A 69-year-old white man was seen for the first time at the Mayo Clinic on July 2, 1973, complaining of a "plugged-up nose" since November 1972. On Dec 6,1972, he had been seen by an otorhinolaryngologist. Examination showed nasal polyps, which were snared off in the office. Considerable bleeding followed and the patient was hospitalized. Surgical measures were recommended because of the bleeding and on Dec 7, 1972, he underwent lateral rhinotomy. The diagnosis was teratoma, benign type.Recently, a recurrent tumor was found. Epistaxis started again three weeks prior to the patient's admission to this clinic. He also complained of tearing from the left eye of three weeks' duration but no paresthesia or external deformity had developed. Examination of the ear, nose, and throat showed that