My apology for presenting the often discussed subject, "Diseases of the Antrum of Highmore," is the confusion among observers regarding the etiology and pathologic conditions found in these cases, as well as the discrepancy of opinions as to treatment. After an experience with 150 cases, 140 of which were in my own practice, I feel warranted in calling attention to a few points noted under my observation.
My cases have all occurred between the ages of 20 and 70. Forty-eight occurred in females and 102 in males. The disease did not predominate with any particular class of people—doctors, lawyers, ministers, teachers and tradesmen—in fact, all the callings and conditions in life were represented. Of the 140 cases, 6 had sarcoma, 3 in women and 3 in men. Two of these were operated on by the late Dr. J. W. Marsee, and in one of them the entire superior maxillary bone