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The following case is reported somewhat fully, for the following reasons: First, it is an extreme case of uncomplicated infective thrombosis of the superior longitudinal and lateral sinuses arising from a chronic purulent otitis media and mastoiditis; second, during the course of the illness, which was most profound, the patient carried a five to seven months fetus, later giving birth to a healthy child, and third, one of the operative procedures, which was directly accountable for the patient's recovery, I believe to be the first on record. I make this last statement with some hesitancy, but I have been emboldened to do so on account of the various answers to communications I have had with several authorities, both in this country and in Europe; also because my attempts to find a similar case have been futile.
—Mrs. T. L., aged 18, entered Mount Zion Hospital Oct. 9, 1907. For
DEANE LC. THROMBOSIS OF SUPERIOR LONGITUDINAL AND LATERAL SINUSES COMPLICATED BY PREGNANCY. TREATED BY OPENING THE TORCULAR HEROPHILI. JAMA. 1908;LI(12):997–1000. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.25410120041002k
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