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Otogenic brain abscess: the Syracuse experience.
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PMID:  1505373     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A review is presented of five cases of otogenic brain abscesses (from among 34 cases of brain abscesses of all causes) treated during a 16-year period at a major university hospital in upstate New York. Although the morbidity and mortality rates are high for patients with brain abscess, advances in the microbial isolation methods, specificity of antimicrobial agents, and earlier diagnosis by CT scans have all contributed to an improved outcome for this dreaded disease.
V P Nalbone; A Kuruvilla; R R Gacek
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ear, nose, & throat journal     Volume:  71     ISSN:  0145-5613     ISO Abbreviation:  Ear Nose Throat J     Publication Date:  1992 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-09-23     Completed Date:  1992-09-23     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7701817     Medline TA:  Ear Nose Throat J     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  238-42     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Otolaryngology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles 90033.
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MeSH Terms
Brain Abscess / epidemiology,  etiology*,  therapy
Cholesteatoma / complications*
New York / epidemiology
Otitis Media / complications*
Retrospective Studies
Treatment Outcome

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