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July 1948

THROMBOPHLEBITIS OF THE CAVERNOUS SINUS ORIGINATING FROM ACUTE DENTAL INFECTIONCure with Penicillin

Arch Otolaryngol. 1948;48(1):36-40. doi:10.1001/archotol.1948.00690040043004
Abstract

SINCE GOODHILL1 first published the report of a case of cavernous sinus thrombosis with recovery through the use of penicillin, there have been many other reports of the same nature.2 The cases reported have been those of cavernous sinus thrombosis originating from various septic lesions over the face and in the nose. A case following infection of the antrum has been reported.3

In searching the literature, we found only 1 reported case of cavernous sinus thrombosis following extraction of teeth in which the patient was treated with penicillin.4 In view of the paucity of such reports, we believe that we are justified in reporting 2 such instances.

REPORT OF CASES  Case 1.—C. B., a 20 year old unmarried Lebanese woman, was admitted to the hospital on Dec. 2, 1945 in a semicomatose state. Three days previously she had experienced some pain in the region of her left upper central incisor,

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