Despite the significant progress achieved in era of antibioticotherapy, the rate of suppurative complications of chronic otitis media (COM) remains alarming, and there is a growing evidence of unusual causative bacteria. We present a case of post-mastoidectomy wound infection caused by Enterococcus Foecalis that resulted in brain abscess and was resolved by means of a craniotomy with skull base reconstruction, revision mastoidectomy and long-term antibiotic therapy. We also discuss the possible pathogenesis of this rare complication.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of International Advanced Otology|
|State||Published - May 2012|