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June 1951

BRAIN ABSCESS OF FRONTAL LOBE COMPLICATING PANSINUSITIS: Report of a Case with Operation and Recovery

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PHILADELPHIA

AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1951;53(6):655-657. doi:10.1001/archotol.1951.03750060050006

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Abstract

AN UNUSUAL case of pansinusitis with rapid onset of intracranial complications, with operation and recovery, was recently observed. A report is presented to show the importance of the clinical neurological manifestations and the value of conservative postoperative care in a case of this type.

REPORT OF CASE  C. W., a 16-yr.-old Negro boy, was admitted to the Philadelphia General Hospital, to the ear, nose, and throat service of one of us (B. H. S.), on Feb. 14, 1951. Three days prior to his admission, he awoke with an obstructed nose, frontal headache, and malaise. These symptoms became progressively worse, and, in addition, his left upper eyelid became discolored and began to swell. Because of the ocular disturbance, he first went to an eye hospital, where he was examined and referred to this hospital.There had been no recent ill health. The patient had had measles, chickenpox, and pneumonia during his

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