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Acute mastoiditis with complications: a report of two cases.
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PMID:  9241378     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The authors report two cases of lateral sinus thrombosis (LST) which were recently observed after more than a 20-year absence of such pathology at their Institutions. After reviewing the epidemiologic data, the clinical observations are described in detail. Changes in symptomatology mainly due to the improper use of antibiotics are then discussed as well as the diagnostic improvement offered by modern imaging techniques. Problems still under debate concern the therapeutic strategy: internal jugular vein ligation or anticoagulation therapy versus aminoglycoside administration for patients refractory to the conventional antibiotic therapy. The necessity of close cooperation between general practitioner, pediatrician and otolaryngologist is stressed.
S Dallari; S C Zaccarelli; M Sintini; G Gatti; R Balli
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta oto-rhino-laryngologica Belgica     Volume:  51     ISSN:  0001-6497     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Otorhinolaryngol Belg     Publication Date:  1997  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-09-18     Completed Date:  1997-09-18     Revised Date:  2009-01-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0373057     Medline TA:  Acta Otorhinolaryngol Belg     Country:  BELGIUM    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  113-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neuropsychosensorial Pathology, University of Modena, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
Anticoagulants / therapeutic use
Diagnostic Imaging
Follow-Up Studies
Jugular Veins / surgery
Mastoiditis / complications*,  diagnosis,  drug therapy
Otitis Media / diagnosis
Patient Care Planning
Patient Care Team
Sinus Thrombosis, Intracranial / diagnosis,  drug therapy,  etiology*,  surgery
Thrombosis / drug therapy,  surgery
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents; 0/Anticoagulants

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