B-ENT

Intracranial complications of acute otitis media and Gradenigo’s Syndrome

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Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery

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Department of Radiology

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Department of Neurosurgery

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Department of Ophthalmology, Antwerp University Hospital, Edegem, Belgium

B-ENT 2013; 9: 151-156
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Intracranial complications of acute otitis media and Gradenigo’s Syndrome. We describe the case of a 12-yearold 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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