Journal of Otology & RhinologyISSN: 2324-8785

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Case Report, J Otol Rhinol Vol: 3 Issue: 4

Lateral sinus, Transverse Sinus and Jugular Vein Thrombosis as a Rare Complication of Chronic Mastoiditis

Togay Muderris1, Sami Bercin2, Ergun Sevil1*, AlperYazici3 and Muzaffer Kiris2
1Ataturk Training and Research Hospital, Department ofOtorhinolaryngology,Head and Neck Surgery, Ankara, Turkey
2Yildirim Beyazit University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Ankara, Turkey
3Bozuyuk State Hospital, Department of Otorhinolaryngology,Head and Neck Surgery, Bilecik, Turkey
Corresponding author : Ergun Sevil
Ataturk Training and Research Hospital, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, 06800 Bilkent, Ankara, Turkey
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Email: [email protected]
Received: February 26, 2014 Accepted: May 29, 2014 Published: June 07, 2014
Citation: Muderris T, Bercin S, Sevil E, Yazici A, Kiris M (2014) Lateral sinus, Transverse Sinus and Jugular Vein Thrombosis as a Rare Complication of Chronic Mastoiditis. J Otol Rhinol 3:4. doi:10.4172/2324-8785.1000164

Abstract

Lateral sinus, Transverse Sinus and Jugular Vein Thrombosis as a Rare Complication of Chronic Mastoiditis

Transverse sinus, lateral sinus and jugularvein thrombosis is a rare disease and their early treatment is important for decreasing the morbidity and mortality. The involvement of lateral sinus and transverse sinus during the course of ear infection were a wellknown complication in preantibiotic days, but lateral and transverse sinus thrombosis is an uncommon cranial complication of otitis media nowadays. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography scan and magnetic resonance imaging plays a major role in diagnosis and management. The advance of non-invasive diagnostic techniques and broad-spectrum antibiotics has dramatically decreased the mortality and altered the diagnostic and treatment paradigm. Surgical exploration and debridement of the infected thrombosed sinus seems to be effective. Recently, anti-coagulant treatment has also been proposed. We want to present a case with lateral sinus, transverse sinus and jugular vein thrombosis which were treated successfully to call attention to a rare, but possibly fatal complication of chronic suppurative otitis media.

Keywords: Chronic mastoiditis; Lateral sinus; Transverse sinus; Thrombosis

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