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January 1926

THROMBOSIS OF THE SIGMOID SINUS FOLLOWING SKULL FRACTURE

Arch Otolaryngol. 1926;3(1):57-58. doi:10.1001/archotol.1926.00580010065006

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Abstract

REPORT OF CASE

On Dec. 6, 1924, a man, aged 27, was brought unconscious to St. Luke's Hospital, and admitted on the service of Dr. E. Lee Miller. The patient had been thrown from a car to the pavement. A roentgen-ray examination showed a stellate fracture of the posterior parietal and occipital bones of the left side of his head. He had a temperature of 97.2 F., a pulse rate of 82, and 27 respirations to the minute. The blood pressure was 120 systolic, and 70 diastolic.

Within a few hours the patient regained consciousness and appeared to be improving. His temperature remained normal until the fifth day following the injury, when it rose to 101 F. He complained of severe pain in his left ear and left anterior side of his neck over the course of the internal jugular vein. There was no bleeding from the ears or

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