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Unusual presentation of acute otomastoiditis with petrositis
Article first published online: 1 APR 2013
© 2013 The Authors. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health © 2013 Paediatrics and Child Health Division (Royal Australasian College of Physicians)
Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
Volume 49, Issue 9, pages E457–E460, September 2013
How to Cite
Lammers, T. H. and Krieser, D. M. (2013), Unusual presentation of acute otomastoiditis with petrositis. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 49: E457–E460. doi: 10.1111/jpc.12170
- Issue published online: 5 SEP 2013
- Article first published online: 1 APR 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 14 AUG 2012
- otitis media;
The anatomical relationships of the middle ear, the mastoid air cells, the temporal bone and intracranial structures can lead to invasive infections. Acute mastoiditis is the most common intratemporal complication of acute otitis media. Timely management includes antimicrobial therapy, imaging including ultrasound and/or computed tomography, surgical consultation and intervention. There are insufficient data to provide an evidence-based diagnostic tool for acute mastoiditis. Clinical, laboratory and microbiological differences between children with simple and complicated mastoiditis will be explored after case presentation of a 5-year-old boy with fever and a tender, soft-tissue swelling over the left zygomatic arch.