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 1

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Skull Base
Osteomyelitis
Paralysis
Cranial Nerves
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Pons
Sinusitis
Rare Diseases
Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus
Meningitis
Headache
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Cranial nerve palsy
  • Mastoidectomy
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Skull base

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sensory Systems
  • Speech and Hearing

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Two cases of skull base osteomyelitis in elderly patients after mastoidectomy. / Yum, Gunhwee; Jun, Hyun Su; Kwon, Soon Young; Jun, Hyung Jin; Choi, June.

In: Korean Journal of Audiology, Vol. 15, No. 1, 01.04.2011, p. 37-40.

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