The chronic inflammations of the intranasal structures in children possess especial interest from the fact that a knowledge of their nature may be expected to furnish the key to several obscure pathologic conditions of later life. Nevertheless, our information regarding the early stages of these affections is extremely meager, and a fruitful field is still here open for investigation.
Without discussing the relation to each other of the various forms of inflammation within the nose. I present the histologic descriptions of three cases of hypertrophic rhinitis in children. As will be seen, they exhibit an essential similarity to each other in both clinical and pathologic characteristics.
—The patient, a girl 10 years of age, was brought to the clinic for nasal obstruction of one year's duration. Examination showed a pale, poorly nourished child. The tonsils were slightly larger than normal and there was a small amount of non-obstructive