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Article
July 1941

THE ACUTELY INVOLVED MASTOID (WITHOUT COMPLICATIONS) BEFORE AND AFTER OPERATION: A CLINICAL AND ROENTGENOLOGIC STUDY

Author Affiliations

NEWARK, N. J.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1941;34(1):69-87. doi:10.1001/archotol.1941.00660040079008
Abstract

There has been considerable study of acute, uncomplicated involvement of the mastoid in its preoperative and operative stages,1 and a tremendous amount of literature has been published on the subject. The clinical signs and symptoms of mastoiditis, a study of roentgenograms and a combined discussion by both the roentgenologist and the otologist2 have been a topic of interest. Law3 has written much in both periodical and book form on the roentgenologic aspects of mastoids. Granger's4 book on sinuses and mastoids is popular, and numerous other otologists5 have devoted much time and labor to the subject; however, the study stopped there. The literature contains little on the roentgenologic aspect of the mastoid which has been operated on for acute uncomplicated disease. When complications such as sinus thrombosis and brain abscess occur, additional roentgenograms are required, but as to what the normal postoperative roentgenogram of the mastoid discloses there is little to

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