The greatest achievement one hopes for in any surgical procedure is to lessen mortality and morbidity. In proportion to this only does the surgical technic advocated receive the approbation of the general medical public. One can truly attest to such an accomplishment in the diagnosis and treatment of thrombophlebitis of the lateral sinus secondary to otitic disease.
It is my purpose in this paper to confine myself exclusively to those observations which in the main have not been stressed sufficiently in the more recent literature. I shall refrain from reiterating those essential points which are so often repeated and which long ago have been universally accepted as fundamentally essential in both the diagnosis and the treatment. It is only by calling attention to the rare and unusual that new data are contributed to otologic experience.
Sinus thrombosis may and does only too often assume a protean nature, and it is
GREENFIELD SD. THROMBOPHLEBITIS OF THE LATERAL SINUS: OBSERVATIONS IN A SERIES OF TWENTY-TWO CASES. Arch Otolaryngol. 1937;25(6):661–683. doi:10.1001/archotol.1937.00650010755007
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