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July 1938

OSTEOMYELITIS OF THE FRONTAL BONE: REPORT OF EIGHT CASES

Author Affiliations

MEMPHIS, TENN.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1938;28(1):1-9. doi:10.1001/archotol.1938.00650040008001
Abstract

For several years an increasing amount of attention has been given to osteomyelitis originating in the frontal sinuses and extending to the frontal bone, with a growing recognition of the clinical importance of this condition.

The following notes and conclusions are deducted from observations made on a series of patients coming to the charity service of the John Gaston Hospital in Memphis. The surgical work was done largely by my associate Dr. Charles K. Lewis, of the department of otolaryngology of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, and the pathologic study by Dr. Leo Harris, of the laboratory of that institution.

Although one writer, Woodward, concluded that osteomyelitis as a complication of frontal sinusitis is comparatively rare and that no one has reported more than 3 cases occurring under his personal observation,1 my observation has been that in the majority of cases of osteomyelitis of the frontal bone the

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