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
Externally publishedYes


  • Otogenic brain abscess
  • Transmastoid approach

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • General Neuroscience
  • Clinical Neurology


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