Clinicopathological study of otogenic brain abscess

SSKM Hospital, Kolkata, India.
Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery (Impact Factor: 0.05). 12/2009; 61(4):291-6. DOI: 10.1007/s12070-009-0085-6
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Chronic suppurative otitis media (CSOM) is one of the commonest disease entities encountered in otolaryngology practice. Due to poor economic conditions poor hygiene lack of education and death of knowledge about the disease and its complications, we frequently encounter patients of CSOM with extracranial and intracranial complications. Among the intracranial complications otogenic brain abscess is one of the dreadest. With the improvement of healthcare and accessibility of the poor people to healthcare system and development of CT scan, MRI as diagnostic tools incidence of otogenic brain abscess is becoming less due to early diagnosis and interventions. The objectives of this study are to assess the incidence of brain abscesses to explore age, sex, variation to study clinical presentations and common pathogens responsible.

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