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December 1937

MASSACHUSETTS EYE AND EAR INFIRMARY

Arch Otolaryngol. 1937;26(6):770-785. doi:10.1001/archotol.1937.00650020842010

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Abstract

Labyrinthitis. Dr. P. E. Meltzer, Dr. P. Mysel and Dr. M. G. Lynch.  A man was admitted to the hospital on March 25, 1937, with a history of chronic aural disease for fifteen years. At that time he had some headache, and three days after his admission a radical mastoidectomy on the right side was done by Dr. Mysel. The patient made an uneventful recovery, and one week later, on March 27, a radical mastoidectomy was done on the left side. At that time the mastoid contained much cholesteatoma and a fistula of the horizontal canal was found.The next day a lumbar puncture showed an increase of pressure and 4,000 cells, and two days after the second radical mastoidectomy a labyrinthectomy on the left side was performed by Dr. Mysel. The patient made an uneventful recovery for a week. The pressure gradually came down from 280 to 150 mm.

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