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Petrositis and cerebellar abscess complicating chronic otitis media

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  • G Trimis,

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    1. 11st Pediatric Clinic of University of Athens and 2Department of Neurosurgery, Children's Hospital ‘Agia Sophia’, Athens, Greece
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  • 1 G Mostrou,

    1. 11st Pediatric Clinic of University of Athens and 2Department of Neurosurgery, Children's Hospital ‘Agia Sophia’, Athens, Greece
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  • 1 A Lourida,

    1. 11st Pediatric Clinic of University of Athens and 2Department of Neurosurgery, Children's Hospital ‘Agia Sophia’, Athens, Greece
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  • 1 F Prodromou,

    1. 11st Pediatric Clinic of University of Athens and 2Department of Neurosurgery, Children's Hospital ‘Agia Sophia’, Athens, Greece
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  • 2 V Syriopoulou,

    1. 11st Pediatric Clinic of University of Athens and 2Department of Neurosurgery, Children's Hospital ‘Agia Sophia’, Athens, Greece
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  • and 1 M Theodoridou 1

    1. 11st Pediatric Clinic of University of Athens and 2Department of Neurosurgery, Children's Hospital ‘Agia Sophia’, Athens, Greece
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Dr G Trimis, Ilia Zervou 72, 111 44, Athens, Greece. Fax: +30 10 3217522; email: gtrim@compulink.gr

Abstract

Abstract:  A 12-year-old girl with chronic otitis media complicated by petrositis and cerebellar abscess is presented. Early surgical intervention, in combination with broad-spectrum antibiotics, provided a good outcome. Life-threatening complications of otitis media, although rare, still occur in developed countries.

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