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Gradenigo syndrome

Pronunciation: grah-da'ne-go

Definition: a syndrome consisting of otorrhea, headache, diplopia, and retroorbital pain in petrositis due to an epidural abscess at the apex of the anterior surface of the petrous pyramid causing compression of the abducens nerve in Dorello canal and irritation of the trigeminal ganglion.

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