Cerebral frontal lobe abscess following maxillary sinusitis (Hebrew)

M. Himmelfarb, C. Redianu, E. Shanon, A. Bartal

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Frontal lobe abscess as a complication of maxillary sinusitis is extremely rare and only a few reports were published in the pre antibiotic era. The neurological manifestations are usually vague and of late onset. Since conscious or slightly lethargic patients have a much better chance of surviving surgery, a delay in diagnosis is dangerous. Thus, Carey et al. found a mortality of 60% when the patient was in coma, about 55% if the patient responded to pain and 32% in lethargic cases. The best surgical results were obtained in alert patients. A case in which a brain abscess was radically removed is presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)477-479+495
Issue number10
StatePublished - 1976
Externally publishedYes


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