An unusual case of a brain abscess arising from an odontogenic infection.

Abstract

A brain abscess that originates from an odontogenic infection, although rare, can at times be difficult to diagnose, especially in the context of pain and trismus. We report a rare case of odontogenic infection as a result of an infected maxillary third molar, causing an infratemporal and temporalis collection, resulting in a brain abscess with concurrent cerebritis. This is a clinical case review documenting an uncommon but potentially fatal complication.

DOI: 10.1111/adj.12266

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@article{Greenstein2015AnUC, title={An unusual case of a brain abscess arising from an odontogenic infection.}, author={Adrian Greenstein and Robert Witherspoon and David M Leinkram and M Malandreni}, journal={Australian dental journal}, year={2015}, volume={60 4}, pages={532-5} }