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September 1953


AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1953;58(3):362-366. doi:10.1001/archotol.1953.00710040382010

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Rhinogenous Intracranial Complications in the Antibiotic Era. Dr. Burton J. Soboroff, Dr. Emanuel M. Skolnik, Dr. Robert B. Lewy and (by invitation) Dr. Filmore Schiller.  Widespread use of antibiotics and chemotherapy has not eradicated severe intracranial complications of acute and chronic infections of the nose and paranasal sinuses. The otolaryngologist must be able to recognize and interpret the neurologic symptoms and findings and to treat the primary focus and the complications. The neurological manifestations do not always conform to a classic pattern. Case reports are presented for whatever aid they may provide in the management of such patients in the future.

DISCUSSION  Dr. Sherman Shapiro: This is a splendid group of cases. The one which interested me was the one in which the frontal sinus was opened after the brain abscess had been operated on and was found to be normal; the assumption was made that there had been a

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