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Article
January 1925

SECTION ON OTOLOGY AND LARYNGOLOGY OF THE COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS, PHILADELPHIA

Arch Otolaryngol. 1925;1(1):122-128. doi:10.1001/archotol.1925.00560010130015
Abstract

Mastoidectomy on a Case of Mastoiditis Streptococcus Hemolyticus Followed by Septic Phlebitis. Recovery Without Operation on the Sinus. Presented by Dr. E. B. Gleason and Dr. Philip S. Stout (by invitation).  Dr. Gleason presented a child, aged 6 years, on whom Dr. Stout had done a radical mastoid operation in May, 1924. The history of the condition previous to operation was not unusual and showed no departure from the usual clinical course of such conditions. At operation, the left mastoid was found to be filled with pus and the bone showed osteomyelitic changes. Thorough drainage was accomplished without exposure of either the lateral sinus or middle fossa.Several days following operation, the child's temperature began to show wide excursion, reaching at times 105 F. and being septic in type. A blood culture at this time was positive for Streptococcus hemolyticus, which was the organism present in the mastoid pus. The

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