subperiosteal abscess


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sub·per·i·os·te·al ab·scess

an abscess between the periosteum and cortical plate of the bone.

subperiosteal abscess

A bone abscess below the periosteum.
See also: abscess

sub·per·i·os·te·al ab·scess

(sŭb-perē-ostē-ăl abses)
Lesion between periosteum and cortical plate of bone.
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When the complications were evaluated, subperiosteal abscess was determined in 3 patients (7.89%).
Subperiosteal abscesses of otitic origin usually occur following the spread of infection to the subperiosteal area from the cortical bone destruction often secondary to acute mastoiditis.
This may progress to a frank subperiosteal abscess with pus that will require surgical drainage.
Mastoiditis and subperiosteal abscess formation were significantly more common in ears with cholesteatoma than those without (p < 0.0001).
Effect of corticosteroids in the acute management of pediatric orbital cellulitis with subperiosteal abscess. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg 2005; 21:363-366.
[1], [2] Orbital complications of sinusitis include edema, orbital cellulitis, subperiosteal abscess, orbital abscess, cavernous sinus thrombosis and in advanced stage intracranial complications such as meningitis and brain abscess.
This procedure has been helpful in treating patients who have developed suppurative complications from otitis media, such as acute mastoiditis with or without subperiosteal abscess or intracranial spread of infection.
A review of the patient's medical history by physicians was unremarkable except for a subperiosteal abscess of the left mandible that was three years earlier.
The joint or subperiosteal abscess should be drained and washed out under general anaesthesia.
It is evident that mastoiditis comprises of 59.35% of total extracranial complications and is the commonest in the present series followed by subperiosteal abscess, labyrinthitis and facial palsy.