Case Report An unusual case of complicated temporal lobe abscess following tympanomastoidectomy

Tuanfang Yin, Jihao Ren, Yongde Lu, Xing Chen, Yaowen Wang, Fengying Huang
2013 Int J Clin Exp Pathol   unpublished
We report a unusual case of complicated temporal lobe abscess following tympanomastoidectomy in a 26-year-old Chinese man here. The patient complained of binaural recurrent purulent discharge accompanied by hearing loss more than 10 years, then he received a right tympanomastoidectomy three months ago, but 3 weeks after surgery, he started to experience fierce headache and nausea and so on. The CT and MRI suggested the diagnosis of right temporal lobe abscess and then right temporal lobe
more » ... emporal lobe abscess was excised. The patient was successfully treated with a right temporal lobe abscess resection and a radical right mastoidectomy. Although the cerebral abscess following radical tympanomastoidectomy are extremely rare, we should pay attention to it. we suggest the main reasons was still suffering from purulent discharge in the ear after the first tympanomastoidectomy, the granu-lation and cholesteatoma failed to completely remove during the first operation. and even resulted in substantial bone defect. It is well-known that good drainage is a key to reduce intra-cranial complications.
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