In a search of the literature, I have been unable to find a report of a case in which recovery occurred after a bilateral sinus and jugular resection for septic thrombosis. The statement has been made by several authorities that a bilateral jugular resection would be fatal, due to the lack of sufficient return flow of blood from the brain. The fortunate result in my case indicates that such a procedure is not necessarily a fatal one.
REPORT OF CASE
W. A., a boy, aged 8 years, was seen on Jan. 2, 1925. Seven days prior to examination he developed a severe grip-like cold, with pain in the left ear. After three days, rupture occurred with drainage of thin, yellow pus. This boy had been operated on by me nine months previously for acute mastoiditis, with complete recovery and with normal tympanic membrane and normal hearing. The old scar became
HASTINGS H. BILATERAL JUGULAR RESECTION FOR BILATERAL SIGMOID SINUS THROMBOSIS (OTITIC): REPORT OF CASES. Arch Otolaryngol. 1926;4(1):58–68. doi:10.1001/archotol.1926.00590010068007
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