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CHRONIC CORTICAL ABSCESS OF THE ULNA CAUSED BY THE BACILLUS TYPHOSUS.

HORGAN, EDMUND
The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery: July 1931
Case Report

1. The patient in the case being reported had injured her left forearm during an attack of typhoid.

2. Following the injury a swelling appeared on the left forearm.

3. For a year there was intermittent pain in the swollen area, the pain gradually growing more constant and more intense.

4. A roentgenogram showed a circumscribed abscess in the cortex of the left ulna.

5. The bone abscess was opened with a chisel and the cavity curetted.

6. The bacillus typhosus was obtained from pus taken from the bone abscess.

7. Six months after the bone abscess was opened, a roentgenogram showed the left ulna to be normal except for a slight irregularity of the surface of the cortex.

8. Three and a half years have elapsed, and there has been no recurrence of the abscess.

(C) 1931 All Rights Reserved.The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc.

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