Inflamed left postauricular and mastoid region.
Inflamed and narrowed ear canal.
Haziness of mastoid air cells as compared to contralateral normal side,
Posteriot pars tensa retraction with persistent otorrhoea.
Copious left ear discharge in a child with chronic mastoiditis.
Mastoid X-ray showing sclerosis of left mastoid (above) in keeping with chronic mastoiditis.
Mastoid X-ray of the normal side.
Figure shows right attic polyp in a patient with recurrent mastoiditis (arrow) complicating into post-auricular abscess formation. Erythema and swelling of overlying mastoid skin (circle) seen as well as an overlying linear surgical scar.
Inflamed, tender, and fluctuant right postauricular-mastoid swelling.
Thick abscess drained upon skin incision. The abscess cavity was then irrigated with saline and diluted povidine. Temporary drain was inserted while continuing antibiotic therapy until significant improvement observed.