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FRONTAL LOBE ABSCESS
Jessaman34 states that abscess of the frontal lobe is not of frequent occurrence, the most common causes being infection secondary to frontal sinus suppuration and trauma. The mortality is very high, a large factor being the great difficulty in making an early diagnosis. Persistent headache is probably the most common symptom, and its continuance after the drainage of infected sinuses should be regarded with suspicion. Optic neuritis is rare. The occurrence of convulsions or paralysis in the presence of infection of the accessory nasal sinuses is strong evidence of an intracranial complication, and demands prompt attention.
Jessaman reports a case of persistent right sided headache and obstructed drainage from the right frontal sinus; the anterior part of the right middle turbinate was removed and the anterior cells opened. Improvement followed, but two days later the patient had a convulsion, became rather drowsy, and com
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