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March 19, 1927


Author Affiliations

Toledo, Ohio; Attending Physician, St. Vincent's Hospital

JAMA. 1927;88(12):921-923. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.92680380001018a

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This case is worthy of record and comment for two reasons: First, spontaneous rupture of a brain abscess into the lateral ventricle and the roentgen-ray record of it are extremely rare, and second, the clinical picture of an acute ventriculitis or an acute ependymitis is rarely seen and its symptomatology has been rarely noted.

REPORT OF CASE  L. N., a student, aged 11, was taken sick about the middle of January, 1926, with a rhinitis and coryza which did not give him much trouble for a period of one week. Signs of a right-sided purulent frontal sinusitis then appeared, for which he was treated by aspiration with the usual nasal suction apparatus. Four or five such treatments were given, and the discharge of pus from the nose became definitely lessened. He was not confined to his bed or to his home during this period of his illness. The tissues

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