LATERAL SINUS THROMBOSIS IN OTOLOGY: A REVIEW

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B Visavanatha *
Khaja Naseeruddin
(*) Corresponding Author:
B Visavanatha | drbviswanatha@yahoo.co.in

Abstract

Lateral sinus thrombosis (LST) is usually occurs as a complication of middle ear infection .The involvement of lateral sinus during the course of ear infection was a well known complication in preantibiotic days .The decrease in the incidence of LST is due to the introduction of broad-spectrum antibiotics, early diagnosis and surgical treatment. Now, it is a rare complication of otitis media and poses a serious threat that warrants immediate medical and surgical treatment. The classical clinical picture is often changed by previous antibiotic therapy. An awareness of this rare potentially devastating condition and its varied presentations is necessary for early diagnosis and treatment. LST can also occur after head injury.


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B Visavanatha

Professor of ENT, Victoria Hospital, Bangalore Medical College & Research Institute, Bangalore., INDIA