Silent Otogenic Brain Abscess

Md Shukri, Norasnieda; Khairi Md Daud, Mohd; Mohamad, Amran
February 2013
International Medical Journal;Feb2013, Vol. 20 Issue 1, p50
Academic Journal
Introduction: Otogenic brain abscess still is one of the most dangerous complications of otitis media with high risk of mortality. This condition typically involves a perforation of tympanic membrane, with intermittent or continuous otorrhea. Methods: Clinical report. Result: We present a case of a young man who presented to us with persistent unilateral otalgia for 1 year duration but with normal otoscopic ear examination. CT scan revealed erosion of ossicles and mastoid region with complicated left temporal lobe abscess. Conclusion: In a patient presented with chronic earache, it is important to rule out middle ear problem even when the patient does not have ear discharge.


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