Bezold abscess

Case contributed by Dr Praveen Jha


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

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Male

Left otomastoiditis is evident by thick collection in middle ear cavity and mastoid air cells, with bony erosion. There is a collection close to attachment to digastric and sternomastoid muscles within subcutaneous and subperiosteal planes which communicates with the 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
Published: 29th Jun 2015
Last edited: 7th Sep 2017
System: Head & Neck
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