mastoid abscess


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mas·toid ab·scess

an abscess due to coalescence of the mastoid air cells in mastoiditis.

mastoid abscess

An abscess of the mastoid portion of the temporal bone.
See also: abscess
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Larger irregular destruction of right lateral mastoid cortex was noted (Thin arrow in Image A) with mastoid abscess formation.
A provisional diagnosis of COM with complications in the form of mastoid abscess was made and the patient was taken for an Incision & Drainage (I&D) and pus was drained.
Mastoid abscess was found in 2%, meningitis in 1% and facial nerve palsy in 1% patients.
This is comparable to that of Siba P Dubey et al 13 who found commonest extracranial complications were mainly mastoid abscess in 26 (37%), post auricular fistula in 17(24%) and facial palsy in 10(14%) cases.