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September 1939

NEUROLOGIC COMPLICATIONS OF INFECTIONS OF TEMPORAL BONE AND PARANASAL SINUSESSUMMARY OF TWENTY YEARS' (1919 TO 1938) EXPERIENCE

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Arch Otolaryngol. 1939;30(3):360-388. doi:10.1001/archotol.1939.00650060394005
Abstract

NONSUPPURATIVE ENCEPHALITIS  Oppenheim39 in 1900 and Voss40 in 1902 described cases of nonpurulent encephalitis associated with aural infections. They stated the belief that the condition represents a stage in the development of a true abscess but that the encephalitis has failed to progress to suppuration. Borries41 in 1921 expressed the belief that otogenic encephalitis is a pathologically different process from that form of encephalitis which leads to the formation of abscess. Adson42 in 1924 described cases in which symptoms and signs of an abscess of the brain were present but on exploration only an accumulation of fluid in the subarachnoid space and congestion of cerebral convolution appeared. He attributed the clinical picture to localized encephalitis and termed it "pseudobrain abscess." Yerger43 in 1925 and Symonds44 in 1927 described cases in which evidences of increased intracranial pressure and focal disease of the brain associated with disease of the temporal bone and

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