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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    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
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2011 Apr


    • Cranial nerve palsy
    • Mastoidectomy
    • Osteomyelitis
    • Skull base

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Sensory Systems
    • Speech and Hearing


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