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April 1937

OSTEOMYELITIS OF FRONTAL BONE RESULTING FROM EXTENSION OF SUPPURATION OF FRONTAL SINUSSURGICAL TREATMENT

Author Affiliations

ROCHESTER, MINN.
From the Section on Neurologic Surgery and the Section on Otolaryngology of the Mayo Clinic.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1937;25(4):363-372. doi:10.1001/archotol.1937.00650010417001
Abstract

The development of unsightly scars as a result of improper management of suppurative frontal sinusitis and osteomyelitis of the frontal bone1 and the development of abscesses2 of the brain as a result of inadequate treatment of these two conditions have prompted us to employ the surgical procedure presented here. It is obvious that early drainage of a suppurating frontal sinus will preclude extension of the infection to the frontal bone and the brain. Although the infection is usually attributable to Staphylococcus pyogenes-aureus, it may be extremely virulent and involve the diploic channels and the emissary veins of the skull within forty-eight hours. Therefore, the procedure we present is advantageous in preventing the usual deformity that follows an operation on the frontal sinus and permits the removal of all sequestrums and thorough drainage of the frontal sinus by removing the posterior table of the sinus.

ANATOMY  In order to describe the

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