PMID: 12127224Jul 20, 2002

Tuberculous mastoiditis: when is surgery indicated?

International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Nicholas C Saunders, David M Albert

Abstract

Mycobacterium tuberculosis is a rare cause of mastoiditis, but diagnosis is often delayed, with potentially serious results. We present the case of a 7-year-old child who failed to improve even once the diagnosis was made and appropriate medical treatment initiated. At mastoidectomy, a bony sequestrum was found which had not been evident on CT scanning. We review the diagnosis and management of this condition and suggest that failure to respond to drug therapy even in the absence of demonstrable complications be added to the list of indications for surgical intervention.

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Needle Biopsy Procedure
Mastoiditis
Mycobacterium tuberculosis H37Rv
Severity of Illness Index
Otologic Surgical Procedures
Tomography, X-Ray Computerized Axial
Tuberculosis, Osteoarticular
Benefit-Risk Assessment

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