It is generally not appreciated that in venous thrombosis of the brain there may occur a widespread destructive process which may present a most confusing clinical picture. The following case is a good illustration of the difficulties that may be encountered in the clinical diagnosis of thrombosis of the cerebral veins and sinuses.
REPORT OF A CASE
—A 46 year old married man was admitted to the Montefiore Hospital on May 24, 1938, complaining of weakness of the left upper extremity of one month's duration. His family history was irrelevant. Except for a painless, intermittently discharging right ear, with slight impairment of hearing for the past three years, he had been well until April 23, 1937. On that day, while at work, he stepped into a bucket of cold water and fell down, striking the back of his head and the lower part of his back against a wooden
KESCHNER M, DAVISON C. OTITIC THROMBOSIS OF THE CEREBRAL SINUSES AND VEINS SIMULATING MULTIPLE BRAIN TUMORS. Arch NeurPsych. 1942;47(3):428–437. doi:https://doi.org/10.1001/archneurpsyc.1942.02290030086007
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