XXVIII. Anatomic Relations of the Cavernous Sinus to other Structures, with Consideration of Various Pathologic Processes by Which it May Become Involved

Henry Glover Langworthy
1916 Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology  
The object of this paper is to present as c1e'J.r a picture as possible of the anatomic relations of the cavernous sinus to adjacent structures, and to' index in one article, as far as possible, the scattered data of pathologic affections available in the literature of the past fifteen years, together with the important addition of unpublished information obtained from question-letters sent to prominent general surgeons throughout the country. The idea of instituting a search of this kind grew
more » ... of this kind grew out of the fact that in reading a paper on "Cavernous Sinus Thrombosis and the Future," before the Chicago Ophthalmological Society, November, 1914, the discussion s<!emed to indicate: First, that while most. of us were pretty well informed so far as one or two diseases of the sinus was concerned, our information stopped quite abruptlly at that point; second, that deductions from individual experience was extremely limited; and, third, that possibly statistics with reference, at least to mortality in septic thrombosis of the sinus, might not be accurate. Because of the speculation and the rather chaotic condition of literature, the writer determined to investigate the subject more fully, and to present such matter as could be gathered, even though the result& obtain~d mig-ht not prove in the end worth the labor involved. With this preliminary statement, therefore, such material as has been gathered is herein presented.
doi:10.1177/000348941602500302 fatcat:4spr3nkqtvgoxhvjficqq3uywi