Management and Treatment of Otogenic Temporal Lobe Abscess Secondary to Mastoiditis: A Case Report and Review of Literature

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Management and Treatment of Otogenic Temporal Lobe Abscess Secondary to Mastoiditis: A Case Report and Review of Literature

Authors
  • Carlos Guzman1
  • Isaac Yang1
  • Quinton Gopen1
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Case Reports in Medicine
Publisher
Ashdin Publishing
Publication Date
Apr 23, 2013
Volume
2
Pages
1–3
Identifiers
DOI: 10.4303/jcrm/235760
Source
Ashdin
Keywords
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Green

Abstract

Temporal lobe abscess is a rare complication of mastoiditis or other otogenic infections. Signs and symptoms are caused by tissue damage or displacement, and the presentation includes fever, headache, meningeal signs, and altered mental/sensory status. In the setting of acute mastoiditis, the rate of occurrence of a cerebral abscess is very rare, and therefore poses a diagnostic challenge for the physician. Here, a case of temporal lobe abscess is presented, and radiological findings, surgical treatment, and outcome are discussed.

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