While thrombosis of the lateral sinus is the intracranial complication most frequently encountered after operations for mastoiditis, the number of cases observed by the average otologist is so small that he feels obliged to draw on the larger collective experience of his confréres in formulating criteria for the management of this serious condition. When he consults the literature, he finds many excellent reports of cases and the expression of a wide diversity of opinion regarding the efficacy of the surgical procedures used to combat thrombosis of the lateral sinus. It is difficult, if not impossible, to draw definite conclusions, for there are records which seem to substantiate each contrasting opinion.
Since the individual series of cases reported are, as a rule, small, it occurred to me that to obtain the recent records from various parts of the country on the incidence of thrombosis of the lateral sinus following operations for
EVANS WH. THROMBOSIS OF THE LATERAL SINUS: A SURVEY OF CURRENT OPINION AND RECORDS. Arch Otolaryngol. 1938;28(6):959–986. doi:10.1001/archotol.1938.00650040972007
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