Bezold's abscess

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Bezold's abscess
Classification and external resources
ICD-10 H70.0
ICD-9 383.01

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.[1]

Eponym[edit]

It is named after Friedrich Bezold (German otologist, 1842–1908).[2]

Symptoms[edit]

Severe pain in perimastoid region, difficulty of swallowing, sore throat, difficulty in breathing, nuchal rigidity, and fever.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Marioni G, de Filippis C, Tregnaghi A, Marchese-Ragona R, Staffieri A (November 2001). "Bezold's abscess in children: case report and review of the literature". Int. J. Pediatr. Otorhinolaryngol. 61 (2): 173–7. doi:10.1016/S0165-5876(01)00564-X. PMID 11589986. 
  2. ^ von Bezold, F. (1885). "Ein neuer Weg für die Ausbreitung einer eitrigen Entzündung aus den Räumen des Mittelohrs auf die Nachbarschaft und die in diesem Fall einzuschlagende Therapie". Deutsche medicinische Wochenschrift (Berlin) 7: 381–5. 

External links[edit]

  • CT Scans Bezold Abscess, Coalescent Otomastoiditis