[Endocranial complications of chronic otitis in adults].

  title={[Endocranial complications of chronic otitis in adults].},
  author={S Poignonec and Georges Lamas and B Fougeront and J. P. Sichez and Patrick Guenon and M G Szalay and C Bengana},
  journal={Annales d'oto-laryngologie et de chirurgie cervico faciale : bulletin de la Societe d'oto-laryngologie des hopitaux de Paris},
  volume={107 5},
47 patients with intracranial abscess were admitted in the neurosurgical department of Professor Fohanno Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital, between 1973 and 1989. Most often central abscesses were found. In 9 cases, the ear was the primary septic focus: 3 chronic otitis with cholesteatoma, 6 chronic otitis without cholesteatoma. In most cases, treatment included: Immediate drainage, Delayed surgery for the primary focus.