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October 1941

INTRACRANIAL COMPLICATIONS FOLLOWING ACUTE EXACERBATION OF CHRONIC SINUSITIS

Arch Otolaryngol. 1941;34(4):835-837. doi:10.1001/archotol.1941.00660040891018

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Abstract

J. T. M., a white man 30 years of age, entered the Milwaukee County Hospital on March 13, 1941, complaining of frontal headache, left orbital swelling and general malaise. The illness began one week before admission, when he contracted a sore throat and a head cold. Four days later a severe left frontal headache developed with a feeling of malaise. On the following day the left upper eyelid became swollen and the headache, localized to the left frontal area, became more severe. The patient had been nauseated and had vomited once before admission to the hospital.

His previous health had always been good except for frequent colds, intermittent attacks of sinusitis and frontal headaches.

Physical examination on admission revealed a white man 30 years of age, lying in bed with the left upper eyelid swollen shut and edema extending over the left side of the face and out toward the

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