Following Cushing's1 thorough review of the problem in 1927, neurosurgeons, oculists and rhinologists alike have recognized the intracranial and orbital complications from osteoma of the nasal sinus. The case presented here is unusual because the accompanying mucocele was infected, presenting the therapeutic problem of an abscess of the brain unsuspected before exposure.
REPORT OF A CASE
L. P., a 24 year old white laborer, was admitted to the Buffalo City Hospital on July 25, 1938, complaining of headache. Two years before, he had sustained a laceration of both supraorbital ridges but recovered completely. In February 1938 frequent attacks of emesis developed, followed by frontal headaches localized on the left. The last attack of emesis occurred on July 4, 1938 and was followed by persistent dull frontal pain localized on the left. During the three weeks prior to admission, he lost 18 pounds (8 Kg.) and was unable to smell.
HAMBY WB. ORBITOETHMOIDAL OSTEOMA WITH INFECTED INTRACRANIAL MUCOCELE: A CEREBRAL ABSCESS OF UNUSUAL ORIGIN. Arch Otolaryngol. 1942;36(4):510–513. doi:10.1001/archotol.1942.03760040064006
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