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June 1979

Intracranial Abscesses With Behavioral Changes

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Otolaryngology, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Missouri School of Medicine, Kansas City. Dr Liston is now with the University of Minnesota Hospital, Minneapolis.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1979;105(6):343-346. doi:10.1001/archotol.1979.00790180041008

• Intracranial abscesses represent one of the most serious complications of ear and paranasal sinus infections. The infection may spread by bone erosion, preformed pathways, or septic thrombosis via the Haversian canals. This may result in subdural abscesses, meningitis, or intracerebral abscesses. These intracranial complications are associated with a high morbidity. The purpose of this communication is to emphasize that behavioral changes after ear or paranasal sinus infections may be a manifestation of an intracranial abscess.

(Arch Otolaryngol 105:343-346, 1979)

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