Contributions to the Pathology and Diagnosis of Certain Affections of the Antrum of Highmore

Kelly, Adam Brown (1904) Contributions to the Pathology and Diagnosis of Certain Affections of the Antrum of Highmore. MD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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This volume contains four papers on subjects related to the antrum of Fighmore. The first is a record of the post-portem examination of the antra and nasal fossae in 100 subjects. The intra-antral conditions are described and their relations to the pathological changes found in the nose, and to the fetal disease, are discussed. In the second paper a resume of the present knowledge of transillumination is given; the various phenomena observed while using this test are described, their significance pointed out and relative value estimated, the considerations being based on investigations made in living and dead subjects. A new and simple method of inspecting the antrum is described in the third paper. Some of the intra-antral affections observed, their relation to the symptoms and to the conditions found in the corresponding nasal fossa, and the results obtained by their direct treatment, are recorded. The last paper deals with an infantile affection which is commonly regarded as empyema of the antrum. The other theories that have been advanced as to the nature of the disease are referred to, and all the published cases are briefly reported. Fresh evidence is adduced in support of the view that the disease is not emptyema of the antrum but osteomyeletis of the superior maxilis, and the probable mode of origin is pointed out. All the accompanying illustrations were specially prepared for the author and have not been published.

Item Type: Thesis (MD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: Medicine, Pathology, Morphology
Date of Award: 1904
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1904-80510
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2024 14:43
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2024 14:43

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