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October 1932

Les abcès cérébraux et leur traitement.

Arch NeurPsych. 1932;28(4):966. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1932.02240040211019

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This is an excellent little thesis on the subject of abscess of the brain. The reviewer agrees with the author in his premise that abscess of the brain always follows infection of the bone, and, therefore, that this condition is a sequela of chronic otitis media and not of acute otitis media. He states that in those cases of abscess of the brain in which the lesion apparently occurs following acute otitis media, the apparently acute disease of the middle ear is almost certainly an exacerbation of a preexisting chronic disease of the middle ear. Piquet believes that if infection follows an acute otitis media the infection is probably so virulent that it passes rapidly through the bone and infects the subarachnoid space producing a meningitis, because there has been no chance for adhesions to occur between the meninges and the cortex, which is always the case in a slowly

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