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LATERALSINUSTHROMBOSIS. Presented by DR. REGINALD R. WALKER.
Dr. Walker said that he preferred to call the average case "sinus infection" rather than "sinus thrombosis." The object should be to deal with such a case while there is an infection present rather than to wait until a clot is formed. He presented a case of bilateral mastoidectomy, complicated by a unilateral infection of the right lateral sinus, in a child, aged 6. The patient showed the typical temperature of sinus thrombosis, and the blood cultures were positive for Streptococcus viridans. The right sinus was selected because this was the first side involved; the left membrana tympani was normal at the time the right mastoid was open, the right mastoid showed spontaneous exposure of the sinus, while in the left mastoid the sinus wall was intact.
The right jugular vein was ligated without any effect on the temperature.
DAVIS WT. SECTION ON OPHTHALMOLOGY AND OTO-LARYNGOLOGY OF THE MEDICAL SOCIETY OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIADec. 16, 1927. Arch Otolaryngol. 1928;7(3):288–289. doi:10.1001/archotol.1928.00620010304009
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