Management of otogenic brain abscess using the transmastoid approach

June Choi, Jong Il Choi, Sang Dae Kim

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    Despite significant advances in the treatment of all forms of chronic otitis media (COM), complications still can and do occur, with intracranial complications representing the most life-threatening cases, often requiring immediate therapeutic intervention. Herein, we present a rare case of rapidly progressing facial paralysis with concomitant severe headache and ipsilateral hearing loss secondary to an otogenic brain abscess, treated with the transmastoid approach, drainage, and facial nerve decompression.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)178-180
    Number of pages3
    JournalJournal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2014


    • Otogenic brain abscess
    • Transmastoid approach

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Surgery
    • Neuroscience(all)
    • Clinical Neurology


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