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Article
May 1941

OSTEOMYELITIS OF THE FRONTAL BONE: REPORT OF THREE CLASSIFIED CASES

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LOS ANGELES

Arch Otolaryngol. 1941;33(5):694-706. doi:10.1001/archotol.1941.00660030704002
Abstract

Osteomyelitis of the frontal bone is one of the less common diseases seen by the otolaryngologist. However, every specialist in the field has an opportunity of encountering 1 or more cases, inasmuch as almost every patient with the complication is seen by several physicians. The condition was formerly thought to be due to surgical intervention in cases of frontal sinusitis. Such a complication does occur, but it is rare and in most instances seems to be the result of some predisposing factor in the patient's physical condition.

While the clinical signs and diagnosis are usually comparatively simple, the method of treatment is a matter of grave concern. I believe that the disease should be classified first, as soon as possible, and then treated according to its classification.

HISTORY  Before the advent of antiseptics, osteomyelitis of the skull, like so many other diseases, flourished as the result of open injuries of

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