Acute Otomastoiditis and its Complications

  • Marc Lemmerling
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


Acute otomastoid disease is most frequently seen in the pediatric population. An appropriate therapy traditionally leads to healing. Occasionally the disease can advance to a stage of coalescent mastoiditis that can cause a breakthrough of the mastoid wall with development of a mastoid subperiostal abscess. CT is an excellent technique to investigate this coalescence with subsequent abscess formation. Many other even rarer complications of acute otomastoid disease are better studied with MRI: formation of an otogenic intracranial abscess, sigmoid and transverse sinus thrombosis, labyrinthitis, and meningitis.


Acute Otitis Medium Sinus Thrombosis Subdural Empyema Acute Mastoiditis Subperiosteal Abscess 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.AZ St Lucas Hospital GentGentBelgium

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