Bezold abscess

Be·zold ab·scess

(bāt'sōlt),
an abscess deep to the superior part of the sternocleidomastoid muscle due to suppurative destruction of the mastoid tip cells in mastoiditis.

Bezold,

Friedrich, German otologist, 1842-1908.
Bezold abscess - an abscess deep in the neck's parapharyngeal space associated with suppuration in the mastoid tip cells.
Bezold mastoiditis - mastoiditis with perforation medially into the digastric groove, forming a deep neck abscess.
Bezold sign - inflammatory edema at the tip of the mastoid process in mastoiditis. Synonym(s): Bezold symptom
Bezold symptom - Synonym(s): Bezold sign
Bezold triad - diminished perception of the deeper tones, retarded bone conduction, and negative Rinne test, pointing, in the absence of objective signs, to otosclerosis.