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August 1955


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AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1955;62(2):218-220. doi:10.1001/archotol.1955.03830020100019

THE FOLLOWING case demonstrates the occurrence of an epidermal inclusion cystic tumor of the frontal bone which communicated with the frontal sinus. The course and management of this unusual entity is described.

REPORT OF CASE  A 34-year-old white man was admitted to the Veterans Administration Hospital, Aspinwall, Pa., with a 10-day history of an enlarging painful tender mass in the forehead, just superior to the midportion of the left eyebrow. The mass first appeared seven days after the onset of an upper respiratory infection. The progressive pain and swelling had not been ameliorated by massive doses of antibiotics. Examination showed an acutely ill man with a temperature of 104 F. Above the left eyebrow was a tense, tender, inflamed, fluctuant mass which measured 2 by 2 by 1 cm. From the left middle meatus exuded a small amount of thick, white, purulent secretion. Both nares were free of obstruction. X-rays

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