In absence of a standard of care for treatment of pediatric acute mastoiditis (AM), what is the efficacy of current pediatric AM treatment options?
Myringotomy with or without tube placement and mastoidectomy have the highest cure rates for pediatric AM. Medical treatment cured nearly 72% of children.
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Background: AM is a complication of acute otitis media (AOM), in which there is inflammation of the mastoid periosteum and air cells. AM treatment regimens include intravenous antibiotics alone or in combination with myringotomy or tympanostomy tube placement, SPA incision and drainage, or mastoidectomy, but there have been no systematic reviews addressing these treatment protocols.
Study design: Literature review of 55 articles from inception to January 2016.| | | Next → | Single Page