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May 1927

CAVERNOUS SINUS THROMBOPHLEBITIS.

Arch NeurPsych. 1927;17(5):719-720. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1927.02200350150013

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Abstract

This volume embraces a consideration not only of cavernous sinus thrombophlebitis but also of allied septic and traumatic lesions of the basal venous sinuses. The value of the study, which is based on twenty-five personally observed cases of cavernous sinus thrombophlebitis, with twenty-one deaths and four recoveries, is enhanced by a detailed report of autopsies in twelve cases.

According to the author, the object of the study is to emphasize the importance of the following considerations: for an early diagnosis, cavernous sinus thrombophlebitis must be regarded as a group disease; the classic picture may or may not be present, and in cases of slow involvement without the classic symptoms (the most promising type for surgical intervention) the following factors must be considered: the path of entrance of the infection into the sinus, the part of the sinus attacked, the alteration that occurs in the adjacent tissues as a result of

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