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April 11, 1908

SUPPURATION AND NECROSIS OF THE LABYRINTH; OPERATION; RECOVERY.

JAMA. 1908;L(15):1189-1191. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.25310410029003a
Abstract

Last summer I was fortunate in having the opportunity to observe a case of suppuration of the labyrinth in which I was able to make a definite diagnosis, with subsequent operation and ultimate complete recovery.

Patient.  —M. P., a female, unmarried, 19 years of age, was seen in consultation with Dr. Croston of Haverhill.

History.  —At six weeks of age she had a right otitis media suppurativa. The ear continued to discharge for eight or nine months, when there was a succession of small postaural abscesses which were lanced by the family physician. The abscess eventually healed. The ear, however, continued to discharge, more or less, for four years, when she was seen by Dr. Clarence Blake, to whom I am indebted for the following record: "I saw M. P., 4 years of age, March 17, 1893, on account of a suppurative process in the right ear, with sequestrum formation

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