My friend, Dr. John McCoy, and I have made a search of the literature and find that but few rhinologists have had any experience with intracranial complications. No rhinologist has reported anywhere near the number of cases depending on nasal infections as compared with the number met in an otologic practice. It is only within the past few years, during the development of the modern radical surgery of diseases of the accessory sinuses, that the cranial complications have at all come to the notice of the rhinologist. Previous to this time such intracranial lesions as were diagnosed fell into the hands of the general surgeon for operative treatment.
That infection occasionally extends from the nares to the cranial contents is sadly brought to our notice. That these complications occur as frequently as they do in connection with suppurative lesions of the tympanum, mastoid and internal ear, present information would seem
COAKLEY CG. INTRACRANIAL LESIONS CONSECUTIVE TO NASAL AND ACCESSORY SINUS INFECTIONS. JAMA. 1909;LII(2):108–111. doi:10.1001/jama.1909.25420280022002d
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