Publication
Title
Intracranial complications of acute otitis media and Gradenigo's syndrome
Author
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.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Acta oto-rhino-laryngologica Belgica. - Brussel
Publication
Brussel : 2013
ISSN
0001-6497
Volume/pages
9:2(2013), p. 151-156
ISI
000322208900010
UAntwerpen
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Publication type
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 30.08.2013
Last edited 23.03.2017
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