Chronic Otitis Media With Multiple Complications

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Abstract

Chronic otitis media (COM) is defined as persistent infection or inflammation of the middle ear and mastoid air cells. The proximity of the middle ear cleft and mastoid air cells to the intratemporal and intracranial compartments places structures located in these areas at increased risk of infectious complications. The complications of COM are divided into intracranial and extracranial complications. The development and appropriate use of antibiotics have led to a decrease in these potentially devastating complications. However, they continue to occur, and clinical vigilance is required for early detection and treatment. We reported a case with multiple complications, both intracranial and extracranial secondary to COM.

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