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What happens if mastoiditis isn't treated?

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Dr. Dennis Diaz
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Mastoiditis

If left untreated, true suppurative acute mastoiditis, could lead to extracranial ( facial paralysis, labyrinthitis, petrositis, subperiosteal abscess) and/or intracranial (meningitis, brain abscess, extradural abscess, subdural abscess) complications.

In brief: Mastoiditis

If left untreated, true suppurative acute mastoiditis, could lead to extracranial ( facial paralysis, labyrinthitis, petrositis, subperiosteal abscess) and/or intracranial (meningitis, brain abscess, extradural abscess, subdural abscess) complications.
Dr. Dennis Diaz
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Dr. Rodney Diaz
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Potential badness

Potentially serious complications, including meningitis, brain abscess, permanent hearing loss, death.
Caveat: "mastoiditis" diagnoses radiographically only (ct or mri) is not necessarily the mastoiditis i'm talking about. If you have true clinical or coalescing mastoiditis, you would be in hospital right now. If it's from a ct report, you should talk to your pmd or see an ENT to clarify.

In brief: Potential badness

Potentially serious complications, including meningitis, brain abscess, permanent hearing loss, death.
Caveat: "mastoiditis" diagnoses radiographically only (ct or mri) is not necessarily the mastoiditis i'm talking about. If you have true clinical or coalescing mastoiditis, you would be in hospital right now. If it's from a ct report, you should talk to your pmd or see an ENT to clarify.
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