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Pol. Merkur. Lek (Pol. Med. J.), 2016, XLI/246: 293-295 Maximize

Pol. Merkur. Lek (Pol. Med. J.), 2016, XLI/246: 293-295

Title: Acute mastoiditis with retroauricular abscess – a report of two cases 

Author: Misiak A.  

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Acute mastoiditis with retroauricular abscess – a report of two cases


Misiak A.

Department of Laryngology, Regional Centre of Health in Kluczbork, Poland

Otogenic complications may occur as a result of both acute and chronic otitis media. The purpose of the diagnostic process and treatment of patients with otogenic complications is to identify and eliminate focal points of the infection. Due to general application of antibiotics, these complications are rarely observed. Retroauricular abscess may be the first symptom associated with the development of acute mastoiditis in patients with communication disturbances. Intravenous antibiotics and surgery have been successfully used for treatment in the two described cases. First case: 9 years old girl suffering from hydrocephalus, mental retardation. Retroauricular abscess occured as a result of the left ear acute otitis media. Second case: 17 years old girl with multiple congenital defects, mental retardation. Four surgery because of epidural abscess, meningitis, external auditory canal atresia, granulation and cholesteatoma during two years. Retroauricular abscess occured in the course of the right ear chronic otitis media.

Key words: complications of otitis media, retroauricular abscess, diagnostics, treatment

Pol Med J, 2016; XLI (246); 293–295