Luc's abscess - A case report

Evan F. Garner, Brian J. 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)
Pages (from-to)e5-e7
JournalInternational Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology Extra
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Acute otitis media
  • Complications of otitis media
  • Mastoidectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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