P. F., a girl, aged 7 years, was admitted to the Beth Moses Hospital on July 27, 1924, her chief complaint being persistent fever, pain in the right ear and severe headache.
Previous Personal History.—The patient had the usual diseases of childhood. Two years previously she had an attack of acute otitis media in the right ear, from which she recovered without any complications. Several months later her tonsils and adenoids were removed. Otherwise, she had had comparatively good health.
History of Present Illness.—Four days prior to admission to the hospital, the child was seized with severe pain in the right ear. Two days after, the drum ruptured spontaneously, but no relief from pain was experienced. On the sixth day of illness she was seen by an otologist, at which time the drum was freely incised. Following incision, there was a profuse discharge from the ear
GREENFIELD SD. ACUTE MASTOIDITIS, LATERAL SINUS THROMBOSIS AND PYEMIA: REPORT OF A CASE, WITH OPERATION AND RECOVERY. Arch Otolaryngol. 1926;3(5):444–447. doi:10.1001/archotol.1926.00580010474006
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