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November 5, 1892

PURULENT BRAIN DEPOSITS, AND PHLEBITIS AND THROMBOSIS OF THE CEREBRAL VEINS AND SINUSES FOLLOWING EAR DISEASE.

Author Affiliations

OF MINNEAPOLIS, MINN., PROFESSOR OF CLINICAL OPHTHALMOLOGY AND OTOLOGY IN THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA, ETC.

JAMA. 1892;XIX(19):555-558. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02420190019001e

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Abstract

(Continued from page 528.)

Case 47.—Archives of Otology, March 1882. Treated by G. S. Munson, of Albany, N. Y. Female, age 39, Left ear, chronic otorrhœa, has had partial left facial paralysis. Pain in left ear, vomiting, tinnitus aurium, no mastoid symptoms. Convulsions, right-sided headache, deafness, eustachian tubes closed, polypus in tympanum; its removal refused. November 15. Greater pain, delirium, unconsciousness, high temperature and pulse, coma. Convergent strabismus left eye, iris unresponsive. Death.

Autopsy—Polypus of ex. meatus, semicircular canals carious. Abscess of middle lobe of cerebrum, directly above the semicircular canals, and an opening in the meninges and brain tissue connected the semicircular canals and the abscess.

Case 48.—Lancet, August 13, 1887. Treated by J. P. Gray. Age 26. Chronic otorrhœa, pain in and behind ear, facial paralysis, fever. Apathetic, half-comatose, paralysis and anæsthesia of left leg, delirium. Mastoid opened; no pus. Coma, hemiplegia, hemianæsthesia, death.

Autopsy—Right cerebral hemisphere covered

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