Enterococcus foecalis brain abscess after tympanoplasty for middle ear cholesteatoma

Diego Zanetti, Michele Sessa, Arkadi Yakirevitch

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)329-332
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of International Advanced Otology
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 2012
Externally publishedYes


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