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ABSCESS OF THEBRAIN. DR. G. E. SHAMBAUGH, JR., and DR. C. B. FAUNCE.
In a boy, aged 8 years, an acute otitis media developed on the left side four days after the onset of a cold in the head. One week later, he had a convulsion with marked headache and became quite drowsy. On admission, he showed a definite choking of a few diopters of both disks and passed into a deep coma. Intracranial complication was suspected. A simple operation was done on the left mastoid. There was little pathologic process and no evidence of any breaking down. An area of the dura about the size of a silver dollar was exposed, and a temporal decompression was done. A diathermy current was then placed against the dura completely encircling the area of decompression; that is, a ring of diathermy was placed so as to create a walled off area
MELTZER PE, Barnes HA, Faunce CB. MASSACHUSETTS EYE AND EAR INFIRMARY, OTORHINO-LARYNGOLOGICAL SERVICES: Regular Clinical Meetings, Oto-Laryngological Service of H. A. Harnes, M.D. and C. B. Faunce, M.D., Dec. 1 to March 30, 1932. Arch Otolaryngol. 1932;16(6):880–888. doi:10.1001/archotol.1932.00630040895013
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