Title:
Non-cholesteatomatous chronic otitis media complicated with suppurative labyrinthitis
Authors:
S. Atmaca , U. Yildirim , M.Elmali
Institutions:
Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, Ondokuz Mayis University School of Medicine, Kurupelit, Samsun, Turkey; Department of Radiology, Ondokuz Mayis University School of Medicine, Kurupelit, Samsun, Turkey
Keywords:
Cholesteatoma; labyrinthitis; otitis media
Pages:
41 - 44
Abstract:
Non-cholesteatomatous chronic otitis media complicated with suppurative labyrinthitis Objectives: Acute suppurative labyrinthitis is an intracranial complication of otitis media characterized by symptoms and findings, such as vertigo, tinnitus, nystagmus and hearing loss. The widespread use of antibiotics has significantly reduced the incidence. It is usually seen in the presence of cholesteatomatous chronic otitis media, although it is very rarely seen with non- cholesteatomatous chronic otitis media. Case Report: Here we present the symptoms, and surgical and radiological findings of a 55-year-old woman with suppurative labyrinthitis after non-cholesteatomatous chronic otitis media. Results: The patient underwent canal wall down mastoidectomy, with significant improvement observed after surgery. Conclusion: As tympanogenic suppurative labyrinthitis after non-cholesteatomatous chronic otitis media is extremely rare, a semi-urgent intervention is the appropriate approach.
Issue:
Vol. 14, 2018, 1st trimester


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Non-cholesteatomatous chronic otitis media complicated with suppurative labyrinthitis