Bezold abscess

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With Bezold abscess (also: Bezold mastoiditis ), the abscess formation by the mastoid ( mastoid process ) of the temporal bone in the sternocleidomastoid muscle designated ( " Bezoldscher abscess "). The abscess is a rare complication and consequence of an acute otitis media and was named after the German ear specialist Friedrich Bezold .


  • Friedrich von Bezold: A new way of spreading a purulent inflammation from the spaces of the middle ear to the neighborhood and the therapy to be taken in this case. In: "Deutsche medicinische Wochenschrift". Berlin 1885, 7, pp. 381-385.