Echinococcosis presenting as an otogenic brain abscess: an unusual lesion of the middle ear cleft and temporal lobe

Llanes, Erasmo Gonzalo D V; Stibal, Alexander; Mühlethaler, Konrad; Vajtai, Istvan; Häusler, Rudolf; Caversaccio, Marco (2008). Echinococcosis presenting as an otogenic brain abscess: an unusual lesion of the middle ear cleft and temporal lobe. Auris nasus larynx, 35(1), pp. 115-20. Amsterdam: Elsevier 10.1016/j.anl.2007.07.007

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This paper presents a case of a 28-year-old male with a seizure episode and a 4-year history of intermittent tinnitus on the left ear. On computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging, a density with rim enhancement was found at the temporal lobe, associated with mastoid tegmen destruction and middle ear mass, indicating cholesteatoma with complicating brain abscess. Evacuation of the brain abscess was performed with a combined otolaryngologic and neurosurgical procedures (canal wall-down mastoidectomy and temporal craniotomy). The pathology turned out to be infestation with Echinococcus granulosus.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Head Organs and Neurology (DKNS) > Clinic of Neurosurgery
04 Faculty of Medicine > Service Sector > Institute of Pathology
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Head Organs and Neurology (DKNS) > Clinic of Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders (ENT)

UniBE Contributor:

Stibal, Alexander; Vajtai, Istvan; Häusler, Rudolf and Caversaccio, Marco

ISSN:

0385-8146

ISBN:

17826931

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:55

Last Modified:

04 May 2014 23:16

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.anl.2007.07.007

PubMed ID:

17826931

Web of Science ID:

000253244600017

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/23628 (FactScience: 42958)

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