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August 1935

TREATMENT OF THROMBOSIS OF THE LATERAL SINUS: A SUMMARY OF THE RESULTS OBTAINED DURING TWELVE YEARS AT THE MASSACHUSETTS EYE AND EAR INFIRMARY

Arch Otolaryngol. 1935;22(2):131-142. doi:10.1001/archotol.1935.00640030144001
Abstract

This report is the result of a study of the cases of thrombosis or phlebitis of the lateral sinus as reported in the records of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary from 1921 to 1932, inclusive. A definite diagnosis was not made until the sinus was opened. The treatment was the same in cases in which merely suspicious findings were present, and for that reason the diagnosis was always recorded as sinus thrombosis. The patients were operated on by various members of the staff. The treatment of the sinus and that of the jugular vein was, with rare exceptions, the same. The procedure consisted of ligation of the jugular vein, free exposure of the lateral sinus and incision and removal of the wall of the sinus and the thrombus, when present, until free bleeding occurred, if possible. The bleeding was controlled by iodoform packs. The packs were also

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