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acute mastoiditis

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Acute mastoiditis is the result of extension of acute otitis media into the mastoid air cells with an accompanying suppuration and bone necrosis, which may result in extradural and subperiosteal abscesses.

Acute mastoiditis was common in the pre-antibiotic era. However it is now rarely seen in the developed world.

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