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==Background==
 
==Background==
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[[File:Gray908.png|thumb|Cross sectional ear anatomy (left).]]
 
*Inflammation of middle ear spreads into mastoid air cells via the "aditus ad antrum"
 
*Inflammation of middle ear spreads into mastoid air cells via the "aditus ad antrum"
**Can extend into cranial cavity and lead to brain abscess
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*Vast majority of acute mastoiditis occurs as a result of, or simultaneous with, [[acute otitis media]]
*Vast majority of acute mastoiditis occurs as a result of, or simultaneous with, acute otitis media
 
 
**Mastoiditis is unlikely if middle ear examination is normal
 
**Mastoiditis is unlikely if middle ear examination is normal
  
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*Abnormal pinna findings
 
*Abnormal pinna findings
 
**Protrusion of auricle, obliteration of postauricular crease
 
**Protrusion of auricle, obliteration of postauricular crease
*Cranial nerve VI and VII palsies
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*[[Cranial nerve abnormalities|Cranial nerve VI and VII palsies]]
  
 
==Differential Diagnosis==
 
==Differential Diagnosis==
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==Evaluation==
 
==Evaluation==
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[[File:OtitisMedia Mastoiditis RightSide 153.png|thumb|CT scan: Otitis media (single arrow) and mastoiditis (double arrow) of the right side (left side in image). The external auditory canal is partially occupied by suppuration (triple arrow).]]
 
*Middle ear fluid cultures
 
*Middle ear fluid cultures
 
*CT mastoid with IV contrast
 
*CT mastoid with IV contrast
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** 90% sensitive
 
**Delineates extent of bony involvement
 
**Delineates extent of bony involvement
 
**Helps to diagnosis [[abscess]] formation
 
**Helps to diagnosis [[abscess]] formation
  
 
==Management==
 
==Management==
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*ENT consultation - cases refractory to parenteral antibiotics may require surgical irrigation and debridement with possible mastoidectomy.
 
{{Mastoiditis Antibiotics}}
 
{{Mastoiditis Antibiotics}}
  
 
==Disposition==
 
==Disposition==
 
*Admit
 
*Admit
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==Complications==
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Include, but are not limited to:
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*[[Meningitis]]
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*[[Encephalitis]]
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*[[Venous sinus thrombosis]]
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*[[Brain abscess]]
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*Facial nerve palsy
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*[[Sepsis]]
  
 
==See Also==
 
==See Also==

Latest revision as of 17:31, 16 August 2019

Background

Cross sectional ear anatomy (left).
  • Inflammation of middle ear spreads into mastoid air cells via the "aditus ad antrum"
  • Vast majority of acute mastoiditis occurs as a result of, or simultaneous with, acute otitis media
    • Mastoiditis is unlikely if middle ear examination is normal

Etiology

Mastoiditis with subperiostal abscess

Clinical Features

  • Abnormal TM findings
  • Abnormal mastoid findings
    • Erythema, edema, tenderness
  • Abnormal pinna findings
    • Protrusion of auricle, obliteration of postauricular crease
  • Cranial nerve VI and VII palsies

Differential Diagnosis

Ear Diagnoses

External

Internal

Inner/vestibular

Evaluation

CT scan: Otitis media (single arrow) and mastoiditis (double arrow) of the right side (left side in image). The external auditory canal is partially occupied by suppuration (triple arrow).
  • Middle ear fluid cultures
  • CT mastoid with IV contrast
    • 90% sensitive
    • Delineates extent of bony involvement
    • Helps to diagnosis abscess formation

Management

  • ENT consultation - cases refractory to parenteral antibiotics may require surgical irrigation and debridement with possible mastoidectomy.

Coverage against S. pneumoniae, S. pyogenes, S. aureus, H. influenzae

Disposition

  • Admit

Complications

Include, but are not limited to:

See Also

References