Gradenigo's syndrome


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Gradenigo's syndrome

 [grah-dĕ-ne´gōz]
paralysis of the abducens nerve and unilateral headache in chronic suppurative otitis media, caused by direct spread of the infection to involve the abducens and trigeminal nerves.
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Gradenigo's syndrome is characterised by a classic triad of discharging ear, retro-orbital pain, abducens nerve paralysis causing diplopia.
So radiological evaluation plays a key role in the diagnosis and management of Gradenigo's syndrome.
Gradenigo's syndrome is rarely seen after the introduction of broad spectrum antibiotics and wide availability of health care system.
This triad was first described by Giuseppe Gradenigo and later called as Gradenigo's syndrome.
Although traditional management of Gradenigo's syndrome requires aggressive and radical surgery, there are some reports3-5 which mention the situation less invasively, particularly in pediatric patients.