Purulent meningitis following inflammation of the accessory cavities of the nose is a rare complication, and practically always it has a fatal issue. In 1927, in the course of my work under Prof. Robert Bárány in the otorhinolaryngologic department of the University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden, I demonstrated a case in which recovery occurred after application of the same principles of treatment as were followed in the 2 cases to be described here. Professor Bárány told me at the time that he had never previously seen a similar case in which the patient had recovered, nor did he believe he had ever seen one described in the literature. Owing to circumstances beyond my control, a report of that case was never published. It tallied in all essentials with the 2 cases to be described.
Up to the time of the publication in Acta otolaryngologica1 and, later, in greater detail, in the
EBERT E. ACUTE NASAL ACCESSORY SINUSITIS COMPLICATED BY PURULENT MENINGITIS; RECOVERY. Arch Otolaryngol. 1945;41(1):48–52. doi:10.1001/archotol.1945.00680030071003
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