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August 1931

MASSACHUSETTS EYE AND EAR INFIRMARY OTO-RHINO-LARYNGOLOGICAL SERVICESClinical Meeting, Jan. 22, 1931

Arch Otolaryngol. 1931;14(2):234-238. doi:10.1001/archotol.1931.00630020258013

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Abstract

A CASE OFMASTOIDITIS WITHASEPTICMENINGITIS. Presented by DR. CALVIN A. FAUNCE.

The patient, a boy of 15, well until two weeks before this presentation, developed acute rhinitis with right acute otitis media which ruptured spontaneously. The patient was without symptoms until a few days before admission to the hospital when he complained of severe pain in the right eye; his temperature was 105 F. For the next few days the temperature ranged from 103 to 105 F. at the time when he was admitted to the hospital by his physician with a diagnosis of lateral sinus infection. On admission there were no symptoms whatsoever, such as headache, chills, nausea or vomiting, but there was slight tenderness behind the ear with slight discharge from the middle ear. A lumbar puncture was done; the cerebrospinal fluid pressure was 180. A Tobey-Ayer test to determine the patency

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