Acute edematous inflammations of the soft structures of the mouth and throat are comparatively common, especially in the tongue and uvula, but appear to be extremely rare in the nose. Thus, while vascular dilatation of the mucous membrane and the erectile tissue are the usual accompaniments of acute rhinitis, I have not been able to find, in an examination of the literature, any account of acute intranasal inflammations characterized by edema. Two instances, however, of this condition have come under my observation. In one of them it was possible to excise the whole edematous area for microscopic examination.
—The patient, a young married woman, 25 years of age, who had always been in good health, came, Aug. 15, 1898, for a blocking of the left nasal passage, with fulness and impairment of hearing in the left ear, of ten days' duration. There had been a slight sore throat