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May 1941

INFECTED MUCOCELE OF THE FRONTAL SINUS, COMPLICATED BY SEPTICEMIA AND MENINGITIS, WITH RECOVERY

Arch Otolaryngol. 1941;33(5):841-850. doi:10.1001/archotol.1941.00660030851015
Abstract

Little has been written about mucoceles in the last decade. In 1935 Cavanaugh,1 of Chicago, reported a case of mucocele of the frontal sinus with a train of ocular symptoms which continued over a two year period. He reviewed the causes of mucocele as portrayed in various textbooks and added his own theoretic explanation of the anomaly, "a misplaced ethmoid cell which becomes a mucocele due to some vitamin or endocrine unbalance."

Chamberlin and Parry,2 of Cleveland, in 1933 reported 6 cases of patients with long-standing ocular symptoms who were operated on at the Lakeside Hospital. These physicians stated that "occlusion of the ostium from chronic inflammatory changes within the sinus or from pressure of a tumor such as an osteoma constitutes the main etiologic factor."

Mucocele of the frontal sinus is found fairly frequently at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, and is readily diagnosed with the aid of

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