The American Practitioner and News, 1904, Vol. 37 : A Semi-Monthly Journal of Medicine and Surgery (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from The American Practitioner and News, 1904, Vol. 37: A Semi-Monthly Journal of Medicine and Surgery Abscess in the tympanic cavity finds a slender barrier between it and the cranial cavity formed by the tegmen tympani and antri, hence the tendency is strong for purulent infection and destruction to advance in this direction. In children there is added the petro-squamosal suture which offers a splendid pathway for purulent invasion of the cranial cavity. The path of infection need not necessarily be through an opening in the tegmen. Thrombosis of blood vessels of the mucous membrane may spread to the vessels of the bone, and thence to the intra-cranial structures. Another manner of formation of cerebral abscess is the extension of septic thrombosis to the pial blood vessels, causing ulceration of the brain; the membranes having become firmly adherent to the surrounding inﬂammation serves to wall off a cavity which fills with pus from the ulceration. This simulates cerebral abscess, and a true cerebral abscess follows from passage of pus into the white substance. We do not always, therefore, find an opening into the cranium by which infection has entered. Gruber reports a case in his text book of an abscess of the cerebrum found at post-mortem three months after an acute otitis and mastoiditis had been cured, the patient being in the meantime to all appearances healthy. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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