Korean J Audiol.  2014 Sep;18(2):76-79. 10.7874/kja.2014.18.2.76.

A Case of Otogenic Brain Abscess Causing Loss of Consciousness

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  • 1Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, College of Medicine, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea. jaeho.chung.md@gmail.com

Abstract

Acute or chronic otitis media can cause intracranial complications, one of the most serious being brain abscess. Empirical antibiotic treatment and proper surgical management should be considered to avoid fatal consequences. However, proper extent and optimal timing of surgical intervention are still matters of debate. We present a case of a 31-year-old man who presented with acutely altered mental status, caused by otogenic brain abscess who we treated successfully with antibiotics and otologic surgery and no neurosurgical treatment.

Keyword

Otitis media; Brain abscess; Complication

MeSH Terms

Adult
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Brain Abscess*
Humans
Otitis Media
Unconsciousness*
Anti-Bacterial Agents
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