Unusual types of acute suppuration are interesting because they frequently present original problems in diagnosis and stimulate new thought with regard to methods of treatment. Many of the acute suppurative processes of the throat are now well understood, and knowledge of their treatment is by necessity a part of every laryngologist's equipment. When, however, the original infection is followed by extension to remote parts, surprise is often accompanied by doubtful speculation as to the exact diagnosis and method of surgical relief.
The perplexing problem of infection deep in the neck has been illuminated measurably during the past two decades. A phase of this labyrinthic subject which has usually been disclosed post mortem has been brought to our attention by two rare cases, in both of which recovery was obtained. Both patients had retrograde thrombosis of the sigmoid sinus complicating primary thrombosis of the jugular vein. A scrutinizing study