Bezold's Abscess is an abscess in the sternocleidomastoid muscle where pus from a mastoiditis escapes into the sternocleidomastoid. It is a rare complication of acute otitis media.
It is named after Friedrich Bezold (German otologist, 1842–1908).
Severe pain in perimastoid region, difficulty of swallowing, sore throat, difficulty in breathing, nuchal rigidity, and fever.
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