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Spontaneous drainage of a Bezold neck abscess into the middle-ear cleft: a rare incident


Bezold’s abscess is a neck abscess, arising as a complication of acute mastoiditis or active chronic otitis media and cholesteatoma. This condition is rarely reported in the recent literature. A very rare case is presented of spontaneous drainage of Bezold’s neck abscess into the middle ear. Pertinent review of the literature is illustrated.


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Correspondence to Kamal G. Effat FRCS(Ed), FRCS(I), DLO.

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Effat, K.G. Spontaneous drainage of a Bezold neck abscess into the middle-ear cleft: a rare incident. Egypt J Otolaryngol 30, 58–61 (2014).

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