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March 2, 1929

LOCALIZING VALUE OF OPHTHALMIC EXAMINATIONS IN SUPPURATIVE DISEASES OF THE BRAIN

Author Affiliations

NEWARK, N. J.

JAMA. 1929;92(9):713-720. doi:10.1001/jama.1929.02700350021009
Abstract

This paper is a study of the localizing ophthalmic phenomena disclosed in the cases of intradural suppuration, verified by operation or autopsy, which have come under my care since I have appreciated the importance of repeated examinations of the visual fields. It refers only to those patients whose mental condition at the time of the examination allowed sufficient cooperation to determine properly their visual defects and oculomotor abnormalities. It includes a total of thirteen abscesses in twelve cases, with seven recoveries, as follows: six cerebellar abscesses, with four recoveries and two deaths (one cerebellar abscess being associated with subdural suppuration, with death); five temporosphenoidal lobe abscesses with two recoveries (one with a complicating streptococcus meningitis), and three deaths; one case of combined cerebellar and temporosphenoidal lobe abscess with recovery. It also includes two cases of bulbar cisterna meningitis with death in each, and four cases of edema of the brain

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