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Article
June 1944

OSTEOMYELITIS OF THE FRONTAL BONE

Author Affiliations

ATLANTA, GA.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1944;39(6):485-491. doi:10.1001/archotol.1944.00680010502005
Abstract

Osteomyelitis of the frontal bone presents difficulties in early diagnosis, taxes the surgeon's resourcefulness in making the decision to operate, frightens the patient with the possibilities of the resulting deformity and forms the basis for unlimited worry and anxiety on the part of the patient's family.

This article is a résumé of a personal series of 10 cases of osteomyelitis of the frontal bone, covering four years, in which were found most of the usual complications of this disease. Instead of details on each case being given, statements are generalized to the subject, with references to specific cases and photographs. All patients have been photographed at some stage after the primary operation, and some patients have been photographed at all stages.

In addition to the preoperative clinical and roentgen evidence of osteomyelitis, the diagnosis in each case was substantiated at operation by the finding of macroscopic necrosis of the bone.

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