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Article
January 1945

ACUTE NASAL ACCESSORY SINUSITIS COMPLICATED BY PURULENT MENINGITIS; RECOVERY

Author Affiliations

GÖTEBORG, SWEDEN

Arch Otolaryngol. 1945;41(1):48-52. doi:10.1001/archotol.1945.00680030071003
Abstract

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

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