Septic Thrombosis of the Dural Venous Sinuses

@article{Southwick1986SepticTO,
  title={Septic Thrombosis of the Dural Venous Sinuses},
  author={Frederick S Southwick and E. P. Richardoson and Morton N. Swartz},
  journal={Medicine},
  year={1986},
  volume={65},
  pages={82–106}
}
From 1940 to 1984, 19 cases of septic dural-sinus thrombosis have been diagnosed at the Massachusetts General Hospital, and some 136 cases have been reported from other institutions. Septic thrombosis most frequently involves the cavernous sinuses (96 cases). Facial or sphenoid air sinus infection often precede cavernous-sinus disease. In addition to the classical signs of proptosis, chemosis, and oculomotor paralysis, isolated sixth-nerve palsy and hypo- or hyperesthesia of the fifth nerve may… 
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