Otogenic brain abscess: Review of 41 cases

Sennaroglu L., Sozeri B.

OTOLARYNGOLOGY-HEAD AND NECK SURGERY, cilt.123, sa.6, ss.751-755, 2000 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 123 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2000
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1067/mhn.2000.107887
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.751-755


Forty-one patients in whom otogenic brain abscess was diagnosed and has been treated since 1968 are presented, Sixty-five percent of the patients were between 5 and 15 years of age. All patients had chronic otitis media, and 95% had cholesteatoma. Abscess was located in the temporal lobe in 54%, in the cerebellum in 44%, and in both locations in 2% of the cases. Most patients had radical mastoidectomy and evacuation of the abscess through the mastoidectomy (61%). in addition to mastoidectomy, burr hole drainage was used in 20% and craniotomy in 15%. The most common microorganism involved was Proteus. Overall mortality in this series is 29%, but after 1976, when CT became available for the diagnosis and follow-up, the mortality rate was reduced to 10%.