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September 1927

OBSTRUCTION OF THE LONGITUDINAL SINUS

Author Affiliations

ROCHESTER, MINN.

From the Section on Neurology of the Mayo Clinic.

Arch NeurPsych. 1927;18(3):374-382. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1927.02210030054004
Abstract

Within a comparatively short time at the Mayo Clinic, necropsy has revealed four cases of thrombosis of the superior longitudinal sinus. In only one case was involvement of the sinus definitely considered; in no case was such a diagnosis made.

REPORT OF CASES 

Case 1.—  Thrombosis of the superior longitudinal sinus secondary to osteomyelitis of the skull, with death and necropsy.

History.  —A women, aged 30, came to the Mayo Clinic, Dec. 21, 1923, complaining of pain and swelling of the left side of the cheek and of swelling of both eyelids. Four months previously she had suffered from pain in the left side of the cheek, which an operation on the left maxillary sinus, November 5, relieved for two weeks. The left eye, left side of the cheek and right eye then swelled, and a fortnight later the left side of the cheek and the left lacrimal sac

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