The following is true for Gradenigo’s syndrome? – ENT MCQ

The following is true for Gradenigo’s syndrome?
A. Mastoid tenderness
B. Retro-orbital pain
C. Hearing loss
D. Sagging of posterosuperior meatal wall

Correct answer : B. Retro-orbital pain

  • Gradenigo’s syndrome is seen in petrositis.
  • It is characterised by lateral rectus palsy, persistent ear discharge and deep seated ear or retro-orbital pain.
  • Mastoid tenderness, hearing loss and sagging of posterosuperior meatal wall are seen acute mastoiditis.

Ref: Diseases of Ear, Nose and Throat by P.L. Dhingra, 5th edition, p86, 89.

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