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September 1934


Arch Otolaryngol. 1934;20(3):422-424. doi:10.1001/archotol.1934.03600030127010

Primary jugular bulb thrombosis is not an infrequent occurrence in infants and children. Since McKernon1 first called attention to this condition, a little more than a quarter of a century ago, a number of cases have been described. In adults primary jugular bulb thrombosis is extremely rare, relatively few cases having been reported. In the instances cited the age range was well within the third decade of life. The patients of Potts,2 Ginsberg,3 and Maybaum and Goldman4 were all under 21 years of age. The patient of Wieder and Bates5 was 26 years old. Fraser's6 patient was a 41 year old woman and her case, except for the one presented here, is the only example, to my knowledge, of primary bulb thrombosis in a middle aged person.

REPORT OF A CASE  History.—P. W., a white man, aged 46, had pain in the left