MANAGEMENT OF PEDIATRIC MASTOID ABSCESS: A SHORT COMMUNICATION
Dr. Anisha Ganguly* and Dr. Kalpana Sharma
Mastoid abscess remains a recognised complication of otitis media despite the advent of antibiotics. Today, no uniformly accepted diagnostic or treatment protocols exist. Imaging studies for all patients and mastoidectomy plus myringotomy, traditionally constitute the gold-standard of treatment methods. However, more conservative approaches viewed as safe and reliable alternative options for the clinician have recently gained popularity. The objective of this review was to study the characteristics of pediatric patients who may have a higher risk of developing mastoid abscess following acute or chronic otitis media (COM).
Keywords: Pediatric mastoid abscess, cholesteatoma, mastoidectomy.
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