Title:
Intracranial complications of acute otitis media and Gradenigos Syndrome
Authors:
C. Colpaert , V. Van Rompaey , O. Vanderveken , C. Venstermans , A. Boudewyns , T. Menovsky , I. de Veuster , P. Van de Heyning and E. Hamans 1
Institutions:
1Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, Department of Radiology, Department of Neurosurgery, Department of Ophthalmology, Antwerp University Hospital, Edegem, Belgium
Keywords:
Abducens palsy; anticoagulants; empyema; mastoiditis; sigmoid sinus thrombosis
Pages:
151 - 156
Abstract:
Intracranial complications of acute otitis media and Gradenigos Syndrome.Wedescribethecaseofa12-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.
Issue:
Vol. 9, 2013, 2nd trimester


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Intracranial complications of acute otitis media and Gradenigos Syndrome