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July 1929

INTRACRANIAL COMPLICATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH DISEASE OF THE SPHENOID BONE: REPORT OF TWO CASES: (1) MENINGITIS SECONDARY TO INFECTION OF THE CRANIOPHARYNGEAL CANAL (?) AND (2) ABSCESS OF THE FRONTAL LOBE

Author Affiliations

NEW YORK
From the Laboratories and Otological Service of Mt. Sinai Hospital.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1929;10(1):39-48. doi:10.1001/archotol.1929.00620040049005
Abstract

In a series of rhinologic and otologic specimens that I had the opportunity of studying and sectioning in the department of morbid anatomy at Mount Sinai Hospital, I chose the following two cases because of their unusual pathologic interest:

REPORT OF CASES

CASE 1.—History.—L. M., a woman, aged 53, was admitted to the medical service at Mount Sinai Hospital, Feb. 23, 1928, with a history of intermittent vomiting for the past four or five months. A month prior to admission, she experienced severe pain in the back of the head and had a profuse nasal discharge; this was followed in two weeks by an irregular temperature, which rose to 104.2 F., and extreme weakness. Three days prior to admission, she became unconscious, only occasionally coming out of this state. The temperature and the nasal discharge continued up to the time of admission. The past history

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