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July 1995

Southern Section Meeting of the Triological Society

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Birmingham, Ala

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1995;121(7):809-810. doi:10.1001/archotol.1995.01890070095020

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The Southern Section Meeting of the Triological Society was held in Key West, Fla, January 5 through 7, 1995.

David Tunkel, MD, and K. Brian Romaneschi, Baltimore, Md, presented their findings on surgical treatment of cervicofacial nontuberculous mycobacterial adenitis in children. Fifteen youngsters were identified for the study, and the diagnosis was confirmed in nine by fine-needle aspiration for cytology and culture. Excision of the nodes was performed in 66% of patients. The authors were quite encouraged by the use of curettage to remove granulomatous tissue in the remaining five patients, which seemed to control the disease with very low morbidity and rapid healing. (12)

Manifestations of pediatric orofacial Crohn's disease were discussed by Diana Radkowski, MD, Cleveland, Ohio, and coauthors from Boston, Mass. They described two representative patients, both of whom were 5 years old and who presented with labial swelling. The authors stressed that orofacial manifestations may precede gastrointestinal

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