ISSN : 2146-3123
E-ISSN : 2146-3131

Multiple Complications Due to Subacute Suppurative Otitis Media
Brikena Qirjazi 1, Xhevair Hoxhallari 2, Dolores Bardhyli 2
1Department of ENT, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tirana, Tirana, Albania
2Department of ENT, Tirana University Hospital Center, Tirana, Albania
DOI : 10.5152/balkanmedj.2012.021
Pages : 203-204


Subacute otitis media is a well-known pathology of ENT practice which is easily diagnosed and subsequently treated in the outpatient clinic. The rate of complications in acute otitis media is lower than in chronic otitis media. We present here the history of a young patient with subacute otitis media who developed both localized labyrinthitis and facial palsy requiring surgical treatment. We conclude that the treatment of subacute otitis media should be carefully monitored because complications may occur. Surgical treatment and pressure release can be efficient for the treatment of a peripheral facial palsy in the course of acute or subacute otitis media.

Keywords : Subacute otitis media, facial palsy, labyrinthitis
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