Thrombosis of the lateral sinus is the most frequently encountered intracranial complication of mastoiditis, and because of the large number of diseases which it may simulate it is of great interest not only to otologists but to internists. It is my purpose in this paper to present clinical observations made over twelve years on 119 patients with thrombosis or phlebitis of the lateral sinus admitted to the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital. As there is no standard for reporting data on thrombosis of the lateral sinus it would be difficult to compare our data with those reported by other investigators. Therefore, no attempt has been made to survey the literature. Most of the observations were made and recorded by me while the patients were under the care of the various members of the surgical staff.
The cases are divided into two series, those occurring from 1929 to 1936 inclusive,
HUBERT L. THROMBOSIS OF THE LATERAL SINUSAN ANALYSIS OF RESULTS OBTAINED IN ONE HUNDRED AND NINETEEN CASES. JAMA. 1941;117(17):1409–1415. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820430005002