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October 1931

ACUTE FRONTAL SINUSITIS, ORBITAL CELLULITIS, OSTEOMYELITIS AND ABSCESS OF THE BRAIN, WITH RECOVERY

Author Affiliations

YONKERS, N. Y.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1931;14(4):476-479. doi:10.1001/archotol.1931.03580020532007
Abstract

Abscess of the brain occurs most frequently in the temporosphenoidal lobe, secondary to otitic infection. The frontal lobe is the next most common location, and the nidus is usually in the frontal sinus.

Less than 180 cases of abscesses of the frontal lobe have been reported. The mortality rate has been about 75 per cent. In 1900, Denker1 reported the first recovery from operation on an abscess of the frontal lobe. Recently, Skillern and Coates2 reported a case in which recovery was complicated by osteomyelitis of the frontal bone.

Marked improvement in the surgical intervention for this condition has been made during the past few years, but the diagnosis offers much resistance to progress. Obviously, this is due to the so-called "silent area" that is involved.

Foster Kennedy3 said that in the absence of etiologic factors pointing to a source from which the formation of an abscess

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