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INVOLVEMENT OF THE JAW JOINT IN ACUTE SUPPURATIVE OTITIS MEDIA

INVOLVEMENT OF THE JAW JOINT IN ACUTE SUPPURATIVE OTITIS MEDIA Abstract Considering the close proximity of the mandibular fossa to the middle ear, it is remarkable that extension of infection from the middle ear to the jaw joint does not occur more often. It is not mentioned in any of the standard texts on otology, and the literature contains only one reference to it. This report is being made because suppuration in the mandibular fossa does occur secondary to otitis media, it must be differentiated from zygomatic mastoiditis and it requires special treatment. Three patients with involvement of the jaw joint secondary to acute suppurative otitis media came under my care during a two year period. REPORT OF CASES Case 1.—W. F., a boy of 7, was first seen Feb. 11, 1935, four days after the onset of earache on the right side. The right drum membrane was red, thickened and bulging; the temperature was 103 F., and the child had References 1. Völger, G.: Ueber Miterkrankung des Kiefergelenkes bei entzündlichen Ohrerkrankungen , Ztschr. f. Hals-, Nasen- u. Ohrenh. 5:43-47, 1923. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Otolaryngology American Medical Association

INVOLVEMENT OF THE JAW JOINT IN ACUTE SUPPURATIVE OTITIS MEDIA

Archives of Otolaryngology , Volume 33 (6) – Jun 1, 1941

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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1941 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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0003-9977
DOI
10.1001/archotol.1941.00660030986006
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Abstract

Abstract Considering the close proximity of the mandibular fossa to the middle ear, it is remarkable that extension of infection from the middle ear to the jaw joint does not occur more often. It is not mentioned in any of the standard texts on otology, and the literature contains only one reference to it. This report is being made because suppuration in the mandibular fossa does occur secondary to otitis media, it must be differentiated from zygomatic mastoiditis and it requires special treatment. Three patients with involvement of the jaw joint secondary to acute suppurative otitis media came under my care during a two year period. REPORT OF CASES Case 1.—W. F., a boy of 7, was first seen Feb. 11, 1935, four days after the onset of earache on the right side. The right drum membrane was red, thickened and bulging; the temperature was 103 F., and the child had References 1. Völger, G.: Ueber Miterkrankung des Kiefergelenkes bei entzündlichen Ohrerkrankungen , Ztschr. f. Hals-, Nasen- u. Ohrenh. 5:43-47, 1923.

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Archives of OtolaryngologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jun 1, 1941

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