Acute Otomastoiditisin Children: Clinical Presentations and Management
International Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
Volume 4, Issue 1, June 2018, Pages: 1-5
Received: Dec. 3, 2017; Accepted: Dec. 25, 2017; Published: Jan. 19, 2018
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Rim Bechraoui, Department of ENT and Maxillo-Facial Surgery Rabta Hospital, Tunis, Tunisia
Mohamed Dhaha, Department of ENT and Maxillo-Facial Surgery Rabta Hospital, Tunis, Tunisia
Sana Mahfoudhi, Department of ENT and Maxillo-Facial Surgery Rabta Hospital, Tunis, Tunisia
Azza Mediouni, Department of ENT and Maxillo-Facial Surgery Rabta Hospital, Tunis, Tunisia
Jihen Marrakchi, Department of ENT and Maxillo-Facial Surgery Rabta Hospital, Tunis, Tunisia
Houda Chahed, Department of ENT and Maxillo-Facial Surgery Rabta Hospital, Tunis, Tunisia
Mohamed BenAmor, Department of ENT and Maxillo-Facial Surgery Rabta Hospital, Tunis, Tunisia
Najeh Beltaief, Department of ENT and Maxillo-Facial Surgery Rabta Hospital, Tunis, Tunisia
Rim Zainine, Department of ENT and Maxillo-Facial Surgery Rabta Hospital, Tunis, Tunisia
Ghazi Besbes, Department of ENT and Maxillo-Facial Surgery Rabta Hospital, Tunis, Tunisia
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Abstract
Acute mastoiditis (AC) is a serious complication of acute otitis media (AOM) affecting, in most cases, the pediatric population. Diagnosis is usually easy in front of a retro auricular swelling associated to OM. However, this disease may cause significant and even life threatening complications beyond the tympanomastoid system such as peripheral facial nerve palsy, Bezold’s abscess, meningitis, subperiosteal abscess and brain abscess. Management of AC remains controversial raging from conservative treatment in the form of IV antibiotics to more aggressive interventions such as mastoidectomy. This retrospective study represents our experience in the management of AC in the pediatric population. Our purpose was to review and discuss clinical presentations and main treatment modalities of AM.
Keywords
Acute Mastoiditis, Otitis Media, Antibiotic Therapy, Mastoidectomy
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Rim Bechraoui, Mohamed Dhaha, Sana Mahfoudhi, Azza Mediouni, Jihen Marrakchi, Houda Chahed, Mohamed BenAmor, Najeh Beltaief, Rim Zainine, Ghazi Besbes, Acute Otomastoiditisin Children: Clinical Presentations and Management, International Journal of Otorhinolaryngology. Vol. 4, No. 1, 2018, pp. 1-5. doi: 10.11648/j.ijo.20180401.11
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