Two cases, that pathological pharynx and resonance disturbance is caused by congenitalsyphilis, have been successfully operated and resulted in complete relief of allsymptomes. Case 1 was a complete nasopharyneal stenosis. Forcomplete and permanent correctionof symptoines, this patient adequately reconstructed the nasopharynx andeliminated all raw surfaces. Case 2, soft palate was partialy destroyed and widly opened to the posterior phar -yngeal wall. There was a high grad rhinolalia aperta. Surgical treatment of thiscase was successed by pharyngoplastik.
S. Chin observed on the outbreak of diphtheria epidemic in the southern parts of Taiwan, China in 1958. The total number of the cases observed amounts to 200.Through the observation, the following conclusion is reached: It breaks out in Summer. Children aged from 2 to 5 years are most frequentlyattached with it (54.5%). Of these 200 cases, 68 are attached in the throat andlarynx; 48 in the nose and the rest in the others. It is indicated in my statistics thatthe death-rate reached to 3.5% of the patients.
Many methods have been devised up to the present to test the degree of permea -bility of the nasal meatus. Utilizing Knipping's Gaseous Metabolism Apparatus which is used in bronchospirometric studies, experiments in measuring the nasal respiratory capacity were carried out and it was found that the degree of permeability of both the left and right nasal meatus could be recorded simultaneously on a single kymogram. In addition, actual measurements taken with this method in patients showed that this method could be useful in determining the clinical diagnosis and in the study of nasal respiration. The principles and technic of this method and the results obtained in a few patients are presented in this paper. The term, Naso-spirometry' has been given to our method as no similar method has been found described in the medical literature.