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Korean Journal of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery > Volume 21(3); 1978 > Article
Korean Journal of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 1978;21(3): 69-73.
A Case of Otitic Intracranial Complications with Mediastinal and Bezold's Abscess
Soon Rock Park, MD, Chong Jin Park, MD, and Tae Young Hahm, MD
Department of Otolaryngology, Paik Foundation Hospital, Korea
縱隔洞膿瘍 및 Bezold氏 膿瘍을 同伴한 耳性頭蓋內合倂症의 一例
朴淳錄 · 朴鍾珍 · 咸泰英
白病院 耳鼻咽喉科

The advent of antibiotic therapy has made the incidence of otitic complications increasingly infrequent, however, a much more serious complication is often found due to the masking of the signs and symptoms of complications by the insufficent chemotherapy and inadequate treatment. The report concerning a mediastinitis or mediastinal abscess by extension of deep neck infection associated with otitic complication is quite rare. The authors experienced a case of fatal otitic complications with a deep abscess of the entire neck, known as Bezold's abscess, and even a mediastinal abscess. This 19 year-old female required a tracheostomy due to edema of the larynx and had also the intracranial complications including suppurative meningitis and perisinal abscess.

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