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January 27, 1923

OTITIC ABSCESS OF THE CEREBELLUM: REPORT OF CASE

Author Affiliations

CHICAGO
From the otolaryngologic service, Cook County Hospital.

JAMA. 1923;80(4):244-245. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02640310024008
Abstract

Abscess of the cerebellum secondary to suppurative otitic disease is rare, but is of more frequent occurrence than is generally supposed. Not infrequently, cases of suppurative otitic disease in which intracranial complications are suspected, will reveal the presence of a cerebellar abscess on surgical exploration or at necropsy. The case here reported is of especial interest, (1) to show the difficulties in diagnosis (some cases will give few, if any, localizing signs); (2) because a cerebellar abscess was found on surgical exploration of the posterior cranial fossa, and (3) because the necropsy report was added to the clinical record, thereby making the case record complete.

REPORT OF CASE 

History.  —F. P., a man, aged 43, single, entered the Cook County Hospital, Jan. 29, 1922, with the diagnosis of influenza. His previous history revealed that he had had a chronic suppurative otitis media, involving the right ear, for the preceding eighteen

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