Journal of Spine & NeurosurgeryISSN: 2325-9701

Research Article, J Spine Neurosurg Vol: 6 Issue: 2

Otogenic Temporal Lobe Abscess: A Mini-review

Velagapudi M, Ratnaraj F, Krishnan M, Gujjula NR, Gorby G, Foral PA, Bendi VS and Vivekanandan R*
Department of Infectious Disease, Creighton University Medical Center, NE, USA
Corresponding author : Dr. Renuga Vivekanandan
Department of Infectious Disease, Creighton University Medical Center, Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska 68131, USA
Tel: 4022804191
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Received: November 12, 2016 Accepted: November 29, 2016 Published: April 20, 2017
Citation: Velagapudi M, Ratnaraj F, Krishnan M, Gujjula NR, Gorby G (2017) Otogenic Temporal Lobe Abscess: A Mini-review. J Spine Neurosurg 6:2. doi: 10.4172/2325-9701.1000260

Abstract

Temporal lobe abscess is a rare, life threatening complication of inflammation of the middle ear. Signs of intracranial tension or focal neurological deficits at the time of presentation in patients with chronic or acute otitis media should raise concerns for temporal lobe abscess. Immediate surgical intervention along with antibiotics is necessary for good outcome.

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