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Luc’s Abscess: a reminder of a potential complication of otitis media

Asha'ari, Zamzil Amin and Shiyuti, Muhd Izani and Zihni, Muhammad (2012) Luc’s Abscess: a reminder of a potential complication of otitis media. Brunei International Medical Journal, 8 (5). pp. 261-264. ISSN 2079-3146 (O), 1560-5876 (P)

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Otitis media is still a common infection and can be associated with complications if not treated early. We report the case of an elderly gentleman who presented with an abscess deep to the temporalis muscle ‘Luc’s abscess’, as a complication of otitis media. Henry Luc first described this condition a century ago and in the antibiotic era, such manifestation is now rarely seen. We report the case of a 73- year-old man diagnosed with Luc’s abscess who presented with a week’s history of right temporal swelling that was associated with fever, right ear pain and progressive hearing impairment. This case report is a reminder to clinicians of this rare but treatable complication of a very common disease in the community.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5556/26253
Uncontrolled Keywords: Abscess, otitis media, complications, mastoiditis
Subjects: R Medicine > RF Otorhinolaryngology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Depositing User: Dr ZAMZIL AMIN ASHA'ARI
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2012 15:17
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2012 13:38
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/26253

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