Title
Intracranial complications of acute otitis media and Gradenigo's syndrome Intracranial complications of acute otitis media and Gradenigo's syndrome
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Publication type
article
Publication
Brussel ,
Subject
Human medicine
Source (journal)
Acta oto-rhino-laryngologica Belgica. - Brussel
Volume/pages
9(2013) :2 , p. 151-156
ISSN
0001-6497
ISI
000322208900010
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
Intracranial complications of acute otitis media and Gradenigo's Syndrome. We describe the case of a 12-year-old girl with acute otitis media complicated by acute mastoiditis, epidural empyema, thrombosis of the sigmoid sinus and paralysis of the abducens nerve. The patient underwent a mastoidectomy on the left side combined with drainage of the epidural empyema through an extended burr holl and received intravenous antibiotics for 6 weeks and anticoagulation for 12 weeks. This report discusses the intracranial complications of acute otitis media, which were a common problem before the advent of adequate antibiotic drugs but have become rare since their introduction.
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