Petroapicitis as a severe complication of external otitis – strategy and prognosis

K. Jaekel, U. Gollner, J. Pfeiffer, A. Berlis, J. Schipper & W. Maier
Introduction Inflammations of the external ear canal are a very common diagnosis in the ENT surgeon’s daily practice. Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection bears the risk of malignant external otitis, which can lead to an affection of the lateral skull base in the region of the apex of the petrous[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]