Lateral sinus thrombosis associated with otitis media and mastoiditis in children

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Lateral sinus thrombosis (LST) is an infrequent complication of otitis media and mastoiditis in the antibiotic era.1 A recent case of LST in a 7-year-old boy, the third such case at our institutions in the past 5 years,2,3 prompted a review of the modern day English literature concerning LST in pediatric patients. Our goal was to highlight the clinical findings suggestive of LST in the antibiotic era as well as to analyze retrospectively the diagnostic and therapeutic modalities of greatest benefit based on the outcomes reported in the reviewed studies.

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