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Case Reports in Otolaryngology
Volume 2018, Article ID 8702532, 4 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/8702532
Case Report

Acute Mastoiditis Complicated with Concomitant Bezold’s Abscess and Lateral Sinus Thrombosis

1ENT Clinic, University Clinical Center of Kosova, Prishtina, Kosovo
2Radiology Clinic, University Clinical Center of Kosova, Prishtina, Kosovo
3Anesthesiology/Reanimation Clinic, University Clinical Center of Kosova, Prishtina, Kosovo

Correspondence should be addressed to Nehat Baftiu; moc.liamg@777uitfabtahen

Received 27 September 2017; Revised 9 January 2018; Accepted 25 February 2018; Published 20 March 2018

Academic Editor: Dimitrios G. Balatsouras

Copyright © 2018 Aziz Mustafa et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Bezold’s abscess is a very rare extracranial complication of acute mastoiditis. Lateral sinus thrombosis is another intracranial complication of acute mastoiditis that can occur, but there are only few reports of concomitant ispilateral Bezold’s abscess and lateral sinus thrombosis with favorable outcome. We diagnosed and treated successfully a 14-year-old girl suffering from Streptococcus pneumoniae acute mastoiditis complicated with Bezold’s abscess and lateral sinus thrombosis. Surgical treatment included myringotomy, cortical mastoidectomy, and Bezold’s abscess incision and drainage. During the course of treatment, we concluded that lateral sinus thrombosis was not caused from mastoiditis by direct spread but from pressure on internal jugular vein caused from Bezold’s abscess.