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Otogenic Anterior Chest Wall Abscess: A Rare and Unique Presentation of Bezold's Abscess

Hitendra Prakash Singh, Dharmendra Kumar

Keywords : Cholesteatoma,Mastoiditis,Bezold's abscess,Anterior chest wall abscess

Citation Information : Singh HP, Kumar D. Otogenic Anterior Chest Wall Abscess: A Rare and Unique Presentation of Bezold's Abscess. Int J Otorhinolaryngol Clin 2011; 3 (2):90-92.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10003-1061

Published Online: 01-12-2011

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2011; The Author(s).


In the era of antibiotics, deep neck abscess is a rare complication of acute mastoiditis. Bezold's abscess, the most common cause of the otogenic deep neck abscess in preantibiotic era, is a rare complication of mastoiditis nowadays and it should be considered in the differential diagnosis of neck abscesses as well as unexplained intracranial/extracranial or upper thoracic abscesses. We report a case of 20-year old female with an abscess over anterior chest wall as a sequele of bezold's abscess which was a complication of cholesteatoma with mastoiditis.

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