Bezold abscess

Be·zold ab·scess

an abscess deep to the superior part of the sternocleidomastoid muscle due to suppurative destruction of the mastoid tip cells in mastoiditis.


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.