Luc's abscess - A case report

Evan F. Garner, Brian McKinnon

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Luc's abscess, a rare complication of otitis media, involves a subperiosteal collection beneath the temporalis muscle. This particular otitic abscess is not typically associated with mastoid infection and follows a rather benign course. As a result of its benign course, more conservative treatment may be attempted. However, with possible mastoid involvement, mastoidectomy may be required in addition to abscess drainage.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalInternational Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology Extra
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Acute otitis media
  • Complications of otitis media
  • Mastoidectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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