A case of complicated otomastoiditis


Submitted: 4 March 2015
Accepted: 29 August 2015
Published: 29 December 2015
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  • Mario Atzeni Department of Pediatrics, Piombino Hospital, Piombino (LI); Local Health Unit 6, Livorno, Italy.
  • Chiara Iozzi Department of Pediatrics, Piombino Hospital, Piombino (LI); Local Health Unit 6, Livorno, Italy.
  • Monica Pinna Department of Pediatrics, Piombino Hospital, Piombino (LI); Local Health Unit 6, Livorno, Italy.
  • Gian Luca Benetti Department of Pediatrics, Piombino Hospital, Piombino (LI); Local Health Unit 6, Livorno, Italy.
  • Fabio Scazzeri Department of Pediatrics, Piombino Hospital, Piombino (LI); Local Health Unit 6, Livorno; Department of Radiology, Piombino Hospital, Piombino (LI), Italy.
We describe the case of a child who, at her first episode of clinically evident acute otitis media, has developed a bilateral mastoiditis, though with unilateral simptomatology. The mastoiditis was complicated by the spontaneous drainage of the postauricular abscess in the subcutaneous tissue. According to the literature, we believe that the temporal bone computed tomography scan is the fundamental examination to properly define an anusual case of mastoiditis, plan adequate therapy (medical o surgical), and rule out other possible complications.

Atzeni, M., Iozzi, C., Pinna, M., Benetti, G. L., & Scazzeri, F. (2015). A case of complicated otomastoiditis. La Pediatria Medica E Chirurgica, 37(3). https://doi.org/10.4081/pmc.2015.108

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