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January 12, 1929

Sinus Thrombophlebitis. Inflammatory Diseases of the Venous Sinuses of the Dura Mater.

JAMA. 1929;92(2):173. doi:10.1001/jama.1929.02700280077045

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Involvement of the lateral sinus is a rather frequent and distressing complication of mastoiditis. While the subject is treated in a rather brief manner in most textbooks on otology, this monograph by Dr. Braun covers the subject in great detail. The illustrations were drawn by the author, some of them being original and some modified from other illustrations. Beginning with the development of blood vessels of the head, the anatomy of the various venous channels of the skull is well described. The etiology and pathology of infection especially of the lateral sinus, its symptoms and diagnosis are thoroughly discussed. The various types of treatment are well presented, and the bibliography is complete. The reading of this book is a joy in that the material is well presented, it is excellently illustrated, and the various phases of the important diseases of the lateral and cavernous sinuses, such as phlebitis and thrombosis,

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