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July 1944

INTRACRANIAL SUPPURATION SECONDARY TO DISEASE OF THE NASAL SEPTUM: A SURVEY OF THE LITERATURE; A REPORT OF CASES AND ANIMAL EXPERIMENTS

Author Affiliations

MEDICAL CORPS, ARMY OF THE UNITED STATES
From the White Memorial Hospital and Clinic, College of Medical Evangelists, Los Angeles.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1944;40(1):1-16. doi:10.1001/archotol.1944.00680020013001
Abstract

There are many causes of secondary intracranial suppurations, not a few being of primary nasal origin. Of the latter group those infections having their origin within the structure of the nasal septum will be considered in this study. During the past several decades a number of excellent reports of cases of this type have appeared in the literature, but an extensive search fails to uncover a survey in which any great number of these reports have been collected and their findings correlated. It is the purpose of this contribution to attempt to organize the data in these various reports so that definite conclusions as to incidence, causes, pathogenesis and other considerations may be drawn. The compilations of Loeb1 were an excellent start in this direction.

As a basis for this thesis, reports of 52 fatal and 4 nonfatal cases of intracranial suppuration associated with septal infection were collected from the

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