Acute mastoiditis

Case contributed by Dr Balint Botz


Fever, right ear pain, hyperemia around the right mastoid process, marked elevation of inflammatory markers.

Patient Data

Age: 3 years
Gender: Male

Complete opacification of the right middle ear and mastoid air cells without associated bony erosion or signs of intracranial extension. Soft tissue swelling adjacent to the right ear. 

Case Discussion

Findings are in line with acute mastoiditis without bony involvement. 

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Case information

rID: 82678
Published: 2nd Oct 2020
Last edited: 3rd Oct 2020
System: Paediatrics
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: University of Pécs

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