Luc Abscess: a Rare Complication of a Common Pediatric Ear Infection
Keywords:Otitis media, infant, abscess, mastoiditis
Middle ear infection occurs when fluid accumulate in middle ear as a result of inflammatory response to viral or bacterial infection. Infections may spread from the middle ear, resulting in a subperiosteal collection beneath the temporal muscle. Luc abscess is a rare complication of otitis media. The difference of this complication with other extracranial abscesses relating to otitis media is, it may not be associated with mastoid bone involvement. Therefore, it is defined as benign complication of otitis media. Here, we report a case of 10-month-old baby boy diagnosed with Luc abscess with mastoid involvement.
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