Bezold abscess

Case contributed by Dr Praveen Jha


Chronic left sided ear discharge, presented with a swelling behind ears.

Patient Data

Age: 35
Gender: Male

Left oto-mastoiditis is evident by thick collection in middle ear cavity and mastoid air cells, with bony erosion, and a collection close to attachment to digastric and sternomastoid muscles within subcutaneous, and subperiosteal planes communicating with mastoid antrum.

Case Discussion

Bezold abscess, although not a frequent complication, presents typically as cunatenous swelling in a case of chronic suppurative otitis media.

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Case information

rID: 37981
Case created: 29th Jun 2015
Last edited: 15th Sep 2015
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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