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Acute mastoiditis in a young child

1 Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Asir Central Hospital, Abha, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Abha Maternity and Children's Hospital, Abha, Saudi Arabia

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Date of Submission31-Aug-2022
Date of Decision06-Sep-2022
Date of Acceptance23-Oct-2022
Date of Web Publication01-Feb-2023


Acute mastoiditis is a serious complication of acute otitis media. It is a destructive inflammatory disease of the mastoid bone. There is no consensus on the management of acute mastoiditis in children. Proper choice of the treatment regimen according to the presentation of the patient and the patient's response to therapy is critical to prevent further complications. We report the case of a 3-month-old child with acute otomastoiditis complicated by subperiosteal and subcutaneous abscesses. He was successfully managed with intravenous antibiotics, incision and drainage of the abscesses, and myringotomy tube insertion without the need for mastoidectomy.

Keywords: Antibiotics, grommet insertion, mastoiditis, subperiosteal

How to cite this URL:
Alharbi SM, Alasiri AS, Ardi KT, Alahmari YD. Acute mastoiditis in a young child. Saudi J Otorhinolaryngol Head Neck Surg [Epub ahead of print] [cited 2023 Mar 27]. Available from: https://www.sjohns.org/preprintarticle.asp?id=369031


Correspondence Address:
Salmah M Alharbi,
Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Asir Central Hospital, Abha
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/sjoh.sjoh_39_22


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