Superior semicircular canal dehiscence: A possible pathway for intracranial spread of infection

Renzo Manara, Marco Lionello, Cosimo De Filippis, Valentina Citton, Alberto Staffieri, Gino Marioni

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Abstract

Otogenic brain abscesses account for 31.4% of all cerebral abscesses: bone erosion due to coalescent otomastoiditis or cholesteatomas, osteothrombophlebitis, and hematogenous spreading are the most frequent pathways of infection. We briefly reported and discussed the first case of otogenic brain abscess due to infectious labyrinthitis that (likely) spread intracranially through a dehiscence of the superior semicircular canal.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)263-265
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Medicine and Surgery
Volume33
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Superior semicircular canal dehiscence: A possible pathway for intracranial spread of infection'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this