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September 1931

AMERICAN LARYNGOLOGICAL, RHINOLOGICAL AND OTOLOGICAL SOCIETY, INC.Thirty-Seventh Annual Meeting, St. Louis, June 3, 4 and 5, 1931

Arch Otolaryngol. 1931;14(3):400-404. doi:10.1001/archotol.1931.00630020440018

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Abstract

OSTEOMYELITIS OF THESKULL: THEOSTEOGENICPROCESSES IN THEREPAIR OFCRANIALDEFECTS. DR. ALBERT C. FURSTENBERG, Ann Arbor, Mich.

In any case of osteomyelitis of the skull, one of the important questions, aside from arrest of the infection, is that of the bony repair of the cranial defect created by disease or operation. It has been thought that some portions of the inner table must remain intact as a source of germinal tissue, but it is not entirely essential, since the dura itself appears to be able to act in this same capacity.

In fourteen cases of osteomyelitis of the skull, there were twelve radical operations with removal of all the infected bone. The ages of the patients ranged from 6 to 56 years. Of the fourteen patients, eight recovered and six died. The eight who recovered were studied roentgenographically in regard to osseous regeneration. In all of

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