Otogenous abscess of the brain is commonly located in the temporal lobe or cerebellum. This dictum has proved to be true so often that the exceptions to it—cases of abscess in another cerebral lobe—have been almost entirely forgotten or ignored. The more critical reviews concerned with intracranial complications of otitis media refer to individual and often isolated cases of abscess in the frontal, parietal or occipital lobe. Those in the frontal lobe, perhaps because of their greater incidence in this "remote" group, have been given most attention. That these more distant abscesses are not as uncommon as they first appear to be is indicated by their frequency in any large series of cases of otitic abscesses verified at autopsy. This incidence is not absolute, for an increasing percentage of patients with abscess in the temporal lobe or cerebellum are cured by surgical drainage, while abscess elsewhere has been almost uniformly
COURVILLE CB, NIELSEN JM. OTOGENOUS ABSCESS OF THE PARIETAL LOBE: REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE AND REPORT OF SIX CASES. Arch Surg. 1935;30(6):930–955. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1935.01180120024002
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