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.
[5] No literature could be found linking mastoid abscess as the presentation of external auditory canal.
Infection can spread from middle ear to vital structures such as mastoid, facial nerve, labyrinth, lateral sinus, meninges and brain leading to mastoid abscess, facial nerve paralysis, deafness, lateral sinus thrombosis, meningitis and intra cranial abscess.
Mastoid abscess was found in 2%, meningitis in 1% and facial nerve palsy in 1% patients.