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October 1944


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Arch Otolaryngol. 1944;40(4):299-300. doi:10.1001/archotol.1944.00680020375010

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This case of thrombosis of the cavernous sinus is being reported because the patient survived for three months and the clinical diagnosis was proved correct at necropsy.

REPORT OF A CASE  D. T., a 16 year old boy, was well until Nov. 12, 1942. On that day he picked a furuncle on the left side of his nose, and on the following day the left eye became swollen, and the swelling and proptosis progressively increased. The right eye first becameThe patient Nov. 19 (left) and Dec. 6 (right), 1942.swollen on November 17, and during this five day period the boy experienced numerous chills, followed by high temperature. During these five days he was given 15 Gm. of sulfathiazole by the family physisian. He complained of sharp pains in the left side of his chest on inspiration for two days preceding admission to the hospital. He was admitted to

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