Two cases of skull base osteomyelitis in elderly patients after mastoidectomy

Gunhwee Yum, Hyun Su Jun, Soon Young Kwon, Hyung Jin Jun, June Choi

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Abstract

Skull base osteomyelitis (SBO) is a rare disease and may develop as a complication of paranasal sinusitis or other regional infectious process. The characteristic symptom of SBO is headache and paralysis of cranial nerve. A potentially life-threatening disease, it requires aggressive antibiotic treatment. We present 2 cases of SBO. One case who were not immunocompromised or diabetics had paralysis of lower cranial nerves. The patient was effectively treated with complete mastoidectomy and antibiotics, so had a complete recovery. But, the other patient who were insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus was died due to meningitis and pons palsy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-40
Number of pages4
JournalKorean Journal of Audiology
Volume15
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Apr

Keywords

  • Cranial nerve palsy
  • Mastoidectomy
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Skull base

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sensory Systems
  • Speech and Hearing

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    Yum, G., Jun, H. S., Kwon, S. Y., Jun, H. J., & Choi, J. (2011). Two cases of skull base osteomyelitis in elderly patients after mastoidectomy. Korean Journal of Audiology, 15(1), 37-40.