CARL REICH, M.D., F.A.C.P.; DAVID LIKELY, M.D., F.A.C.P.; MELVIN YAHR, M.D.; RAYMOND BARON, M.D.
In a review of the world's literature up to 1936 Cavenagh1 could find only a few reported recoveries from septic cavernous sinus thrombophlebitis. The septic type as described by Grove2 is that in which the thrombosis reaches the cavernous sinus by way of its afferent vessels. With the advent of the sulfonamides six other instances of recovery have been recorded.3, 4, 5, 6 Recently Nicholson and Anderson7 reported another case successfully treated by penicillin.
The case to be reported is of interest not only because of the recovery, but because it was successfully treated by a combination of sulfonamides and
REICH C, LIKELY D, YAHR M, BARON R. A CASE OF CAVERNOUS SINUS THROMBOPHLEBITIS SUCCESSFULLY TREATED BY COMBINED ANTICOAGULANT AND CHEMOTHERAPY1. Ann Intern Med. ;24:1093–1096. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-24-6-1093
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1946;24(6):1093-1096.
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