While secondary thrombosis, such as follows middle-ear disease, has elicited great interest and been carefully studied in recent years, especially on account of its surgical treatment; the primary form, the autochthonous sinus thrombosis, because of its indefinite symptomatology, its uncertain treatment and its comparative rarity, has received much less attention.
Since the year 1899 there have come under our observation three cases of autochthonous sinus thrombosis.
The first case, reported by Drs. Wadsworth and Spiller,1 is as follows:
—The patient, a boy, aged 7 years, according to his mother's account, had always been in good health and had been bright at school. On March 3, 1900, at 1:30 p. m., he complained of headache and vomited, at 3 p. m. he became unconscious, and at 9:20 p. m. he was taken to the hospital. At that time he was
SPILLER WG, CAMP CD. AUTOCHTHONOUS SINUS THROMBOSIS OF THE CEREBRAL DURA.WITH A REPORT OF THREE CASES.. JAMA. 1904;XLIII(13):885–888. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.92500130001f
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