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Mastoiditis in childrens

J M Li, W B Xu, J W Zhong, H Y Wu, W C Dai
Objective: To assess the characteristics of facial nerve canal between normal anatomy and dysplasia of children in different ages. Methods: A total of 492 health ears were divided into six groups, neonatal group (<1 m , n=42), infancy group(1 m-1 y, n=106), toddler group(1-3 y, n=102), preschool group (3-6 y, n=100), school group(6-10 y, n=60)and adolescent group (10-14 y, n=82). The length and diameter of facial nerve canal and that angles of first and second genu were measured with CT in each group. Results: ①The lengths of facial nerve canal in neonatal and infancy group were shorter than other four groups, especially in the mastoid segments of facial nerve canal...
October 7, 2016: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
E Carmel, J H Curotta, A T Cheng
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of pre- and post-admission antibiotic treatment in paediatric acute mastoiditis. DESIGN: Retrospective study. METHOD: Eighty-eight children with acute mastoiditis, from 2003 to 2012, were studied to investigate the effect of antibiotic therapy on short and long-term sequelae. RESULTS: The median period of antibiotic therapy immediately following hospital discharge was 10 days (range, 5-49 days; standard deviation = 7...
October 17, 2016: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
Karen Arane, Ran D Goldman
QUESTION: A 2-year-old patient in my practice with acute otitis media that has progressed to mastoiditis with a high fever returns with positive culture results for Fusobacterium What should I do next? ANSWER: Fusobacterium is a genus of anaerobic bacteria. Although Fusobacterium infections are rare, they can become severe if not treated promptly. Appropriate treatment is combination antibiotic therapy consisting of a β-lactam (penicillin, cephalosporin) and an anaerobic antimicrobial agent (metronidazole, clindamycin)...
October 2016: Canadian Family Physician Médecin de Famille Canadien
William J Parkes, Sharon L Cushing, Blake C Papsin, Susan I Blaser, Adrian L James
OBJECTIVE: To use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to assess the extent of mastoid opacification after canal wall up (CWU) cholesteatoma surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-five children in whom post-operative MRI had been obtained after CWU surgery. Cholesteatoma confined to the meso- and/or epi-tympanum was removed using a transcanal approach (n=18). More extensive disease required a combined approach tympanomastoidectomy (CAT, n=17). Mastoid opacification was assessed in both ears by a neuroradiologist blind to surgical details using an ordinal scale from 0 (no opacification) to 6 (completely opacified)...
August 2016: Journal of International Advanced Otology
Eliz Kilich, Reena Dwivedi, Shelley Segal, Sandeep Jayawant, Manish Sadarangani
We describe the youngest case to date of a 2 year old child who developed central skull base osteomyelitis (SBO) initially presenting with a fever, vomiting and sore throat. An extremely rare complication of mastoiditis following otitis media in children is SBO which can present with non-specific symptoms. This report describes the first case of symptomatic ischaemic stroke secondary to SBO in an immunocompetent child. We review the literature of the management and the potential cerebrovascular complications of central SBO in children secondary to otolaryngological infection...
October 2016: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Anu Laulajainen-Hongisto, Antti A Aarnisalo, Jussi Jero
Acute otitis media is a common infection in children. Most acute otitis media episodes can be treated at an outpatient setting with antimicrobials, or only expectant observation. Hospital treatment with parenteral medication, and myringotomy or tympanostomy, may be needed to treat those with severe, prolonged symptoms, or with complications. The most common intratemporal complication of acute otitis media is acute mastoiditis. If a child with acute mastoiditis does not respond to this treatment, or if complications develop, further examinations and other surgical procedures, including mastoidectomy, are considered...
October 2016: Current Allergy and Asthma Reports
Jenna Rebelo, Smriti Nayan, Karen Choong, Martha Fulford, Anthony Chan, Doron D Sommer
OBJECTIVE: To review the thrombotic complications of head and neck infections, including Lemierre's syndrome, and their management. METHODS: A retrospective review of pediatric patients presenting to McMaster Children's Hospital from 2009 to 2013 was undertaken. The literature was reviewed for evidence regarding the use of anticoagulation therapy in this population. RESULTS: Eleven cases (6 males, 5 females) were identified. The median age was 10...
September 2016: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Olcay Ünver, Gazanfer Ekinci, Büşra Işın Kutlubay, Thomas Gülten, Sağer Güneş, Nilüfer Eldeş Hacıfazlıoğlu, Dilşad Türkdoğan
AIM: We aimed to evaluate the patients who were followed up in our clinic with a diagnosis of cerebral sinovenous thrombosis in terms of age, sex, clinical findings, etiology, thrombophilic factors, imaging findings, treatment and prognosis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The files of 11 patients who were followed up in our pediatric neurology clinic with a diagnosis of cerebral thrombosis between 1 December 2010 and 31 December 2014 were retrospectively analyzed. RESULTS: Seven of 11 patients were male (63...
June 2016: Türk Pediatri Arşivi
Hana Dojčárová
INTRODUCTION: The objectives were to assess the prevalence of etiological agents of acute otitis media (AOM) in children, age distribution of patients, frequency of the disease throughout the year, prescribed antibiotics, risk factors and complications. METHODS: Included in the study were 100 children and adolescents aged 0 to 18 years who had been diagnosed with AOM. From these patients, swabs for culture were obtained from the middle ear after paracentesis or perforation of the ear drum...
March 2016: Klinická Mikrobiologie a Infekc̆ní Lékar̆ství
Haim Gavriel, Rani Abu Eta, Ephraim Eviatar
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effect of microbiologic growth on the recurrence rate of mastoiditis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A historical prospective study on all cases of children with acute mastoiditis (AM) admitted between 2000 and 2015, was performed. The following data were collected in the recurrent AM (rAM) group: age, sex, and medical history, antibiotic therapy before hospitalization, clinical presentation at admission including symptoms and signs, blood test results, computed tomography (CT) imaging, microbiological findings, treatment, complications, outcome, and follow-up duration...
September 2016: Otology & Neurotology
J Ellart, P Guerreschi, L Pasquesoone, V Duquennoy-Martinot
Prominent ears can have a significant psychological impact especially in children. It is often the subject of negative remarks among classmates. Prominent ears are the result of one or more congenital anomalies that may be associated together in various degrees. Absence of antihelical fold, opening the cephalo-conchal angle and conchal hypertrophy are the most common. The surgery aims to correct these anomalies, by reshaping the cartilage in order to obtain well-shaped ears that is normally positioned and oriented with natural size and appearance...
June 8, 2016: Annales de Chirurgie Plastique et Esthétique
Jacob B Hunter, Brendan P O'Connell, George B Wanna
OBJECTIVE: We sought to assess the complication rates following cochlear implantation in canal wall down mastoid cavities in adults and children. DATA SOURCES: A systematic review of English articles from PubMed, Web of Science, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library. Additional studies were identified by reviewing the reference lists of the originally identified studies. REVIEW METHODS: Studies were included that reported on surgical outcomes following cochlear implantation in canal wall down mastoid cavities...
October 2016: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
R Hafiz, C Philandrianos, D Casanova, C Chossegros, B Bertrand
INTRODUCTION: Surgical correction of prominent ears is a common aesthetic procedure in young children. Stenström technique is widely performed in France. We present some technical refinements that may be associated to this technique in order to allow for a simple correction of the majority of deformations. TECHNICAL NOTE: The first step of the Stenström technique is the treatment of the unfolded antihelix if necessary. Our first modification consists in introducing the rasp by an anterior approach, hidden under the upper plication of the helix, allowing for a better control...
June 2016: Revue de Stomatologie, de Chirurgie Maxillo-faciale et de Chirurgie Orale
Jesse T Ryan, Maria Pena, George H Zalzal, Diego A Preciado
Otogenic lateral sinus thrombosis (LST) is a rare but serious intracranial complication of acute or chronic otitis media. Reported mortality rates have ranged from 8 to 25%; the pediatric mortality rate might be as low as 5%. Controversy still exists over the medical and surgical management of this condition. We conducted a retrospective chart review of 7 cases of pediatric otogenic LST that were treated at our institution over a period of 8 years. We hypothesized that good outcomes in very sick patients can be achieved by aggressively managing the mastoid cavity and without the need for a thrombectomy...
March 2016: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
T Stergiopoulou, T J Walsh
There is an increased recovery of Fusobacterium necrophorum from cases of otitis media and mastoiditis in the pediatric population. These infections may be highly severe, causing local osteomyelitis, bacteremia, and Lemierre's syndrome. The severity and difficulties in providing optimal treatment for these infections may be especially difficult in this age group due to immunological immaturity and delayed presentation. In this review of literature, we present and analyze the clinical presentation, management, and outcome of otic infections caused by F...
May 2016: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
Penelope Abbott, Hasantha Gunasekera, Amanda Jane Leach, Deborah Askew, Robyn Walsh, Kelvin Kong, Federico Girosi, Chelsea Bond, Peter Morris, Sanja Lujic, Wendy Hu, Tim Usherwood, Sissy Tyson, Geoffrey Spurling, Markeeta Douglas, Kira Schubert, Shavaun Chapman, Nadeem Siddiqui, Reeion Murray, Keitha Rabbitt, Bobby Porykali, Cheryl Woodall, Tina Newman, Jennifer Reath
BACKGROUND: Treatment guidelines recommend watchful waiting for children older than 2 years with acute otitis media (AOM) without perforation, unless they are at high risk of complications. The high prevalence of chronic suppurative otitis media (CSOM) in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities leads these children to be classified as high risk. Urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children are at lower risk of complications, but evidence to support the subsequent recommendation for watchful waiting in this population is lacking...
2016: Trials
Márcia G Alves Galvão, Marilene Augusta Rocha Crispino Santos, Antonio J L Alves da Cunha
BACKGROUND: Undifferentiated acute respiratory infections (ARIs) are a large and heterogeneous group of infections not clearly restricted to one specific part of the upper respiratory tract, which last for up to seven days. They are more common in pre-school children in low-income countries and are responsible for 75% of the total amount of prescribed antibiotics in high-income countries. One possible rationale for prescribing antibiotics is the wish to prevent bacterial complications...
2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Sumit Singh, Mallikarjuna Rao Rettiganti, Curtis Qin, Manohar Kuruva, Shilpa V Hegde
BACKGROUND: The opacification the mastoid cavity is frequently reported by radiologists on cross-sectional imaging done for non-otological indications. It is well known that presence of fluid the mastoid does not amount to mastoiditis. This study seeks to provide an evidence-based confirmation of this known finding. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of our study was to determine the prevalence of mastoid opacification in children undergoing outpatient brain MRI examination...
May 2016: Pediatric Radiology
Hanneke Bruijnzeel, Kaspar Draaisma, Roderick van Grootel, Inge Stegeman, Vedat Topsakal, Wilko Grolman
OBJECTIVE: The mastoidectomy with facial recess approach (MFRA) is considered the reference standard for cochlear implantation. The suprameatal approach (SMA) was developed more recently and does not require mastoidectomy, which could influence postoperative outcomes. We aim to identify the optimal operative approach for cochlear implantation based on postoperative complications and hearing preservation in children and adults. DATA SOURCES: PubMed, EMBASE, Scopus, and Google Scholar...
April 2016: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
Eyal Raveh, David Ulanovski, Joseph Attias, Yotam Shkedy, Meirav Sokolov
OBJECTIVES: Cochlear implantation is performed at a young age, when children are prone to acute otitis media. Acute mastoiditis is the most common complication of otitis media, but data on its management in the presence of a cochlear implant are sparse. The objective of this study was to assess the characteristics, treatment, and outcome of acute mastoiditis in children with a cochlear implant. METHODS: The medical files of all children who underwent cochlear implantation at a pediatric tertiary medical center in 2000-2014 were retrospectively reviewed...
February 2016: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
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