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June 1972

An Unusual Complication of Otitis Media

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Otolaryngology and Maxillofacial Surgery, Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1972;95(6):574-577. doi:10.1001/archotol.1972.00770080864013

Epidural hemorrhage is a rare complication of otitis media. There are probably no satisfactory criteria to enable one to diagnose epidural hemorrhage preoperatively. The suspicion of intracranial complications resulting from middle ear and mastoid disease justifies surgical intervention.

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