Otolaryngology Online Journal

Case Report - Otolaryngology Online Journal (2016) Volume 6, Issue 2

Bezold?s Abcess Presenting as Parapharyngeal Abcessc

Bezold’s abcess is a very rare complication of unsafe chronic suppurative otitis media. The diagnosis of Bezold’s abcess is clinched by the presence of inflammation which is tracking down the anterior belly of digastrics and sternocleidomastoid. Surgery constituting incision and drainage of abcess with canal wall modified radical mastoidectomy is treatment of choice. We hereby present a case of 42 year male presenting with parapharyngeal abcess (Bezold’s abcess) which was secondary to unsafe chronic suppurative otitis media.

Author(s): Ameya bihani, Jyoti Dabholkar, Yogesh Dokhe and Priyanka Hardikar

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