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September 1940


Arch Otolaryngol. 1940;32(3):589-600. doi:10.1001/archotol.1940.00660020593019

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Hematoma of the Facial Nerve Following Simple Mastoidectomy; Decompression of the Facial Nerve with Gradual Recovery of Function. Presented by Dr. A. O. Freedman.  A youth aged 19 was admitted to the Jewish General Hospital on March 17, 1939, complaining of a purulent discharge from his right ear and a vague feeling of discomfort around that ear. He had been well until about three weeks previous to admission, when he had an attack of the "grip." At this time his temperature was 103 F. A week later he had pain in the right ear and spontaneous bloody discharge, which later became purulent. The discharge and discomfort in the ear persisted. There was a history of both ears having been lanced when the patient was a child. The tonsils and adenoids had been removed. There was no history of frequent colds or of any sinus disease.On admission the patient appeared

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