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.