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November 1941


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Arch Otolaryngol. 1941;34(5):952-957. doi:10.1001/archotol.1941.00660041026006

Otologists occasionally meet with cerebellar abscess as a complication of aural disease. It is as a problem of diganosis and management that I wish to present this subject.

The impressions recorded are based on experience with 11 patients, 5 of whom recovered, and on a comparison of their course with descriptions of the condition found in the literature. Most of these patients were under my care. In 2 cases I acted in the capacity of consultant, and in 2 I assisted in the management.

SYMPTOMS  The cerebellum may harbor an abscess and for some time fail to manifest localizing signs. This adds to the difficulty of diagnosing the lesion. There are, however, some general signs in a patient suffering from aural or mastoid disease which lead one to suspect the presence of a brain abscess of some sort and a cerebellar abscess in particular.Appearance of the Patient.—One of these

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