Otology A7


Complications of otitis media

Complications of acute otitis media are rare. They can be classified according to location. The following list is not exhaustive:

  • Extracranial
    • Tympanic membrane perforation 
    • Facial nerve palsy
    • Acute mastoiditis
    • Petrositis
    • Labyrinthitis
    • Chronic suppurative otitis media (CSOM)
  • Intracranial
    • Meningitis 
    • Extradural / subdural / intracerebral abscess
    • Sigmoid sinus thrombophlebitis 
    • Otitic hydrocephalus

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