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Perichiasmatic granuloma occuring after radical mastoidectomy: MR findings.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9477284     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A case of chronic chemical meningitis occurring after a radical mastoidectomy is reported. Imaging and surgical findings were suggestive of a dissemination of cholesteatoma debris within the subarachnoid spaces. Chemical meningitis has been described in epidermoid and dermoid cyst rupture. This report illustrates that clinicians should be aware of this possible complication. Skull base imaging is mandatory before considering the diagnosis of idiopathic meningitis. Only treatment of the abnormal communication between cerebrospinal fluid and middle ear may eradicate the origin of this rare meningitis.
H Djouhri; K Marsot-Dupuch; A Joutel; M Kujas; M D Brette; F Artuis; J M Tubiana
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European radiology     Volume:  8     ISSN:  0938-7994     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur Radiol     Publication Date:  1998  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-04-09     Completed Date:  1998-04-09     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9114774     Medline TA:  Eur Radiol     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  286-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Hôpital Saint-Antoine, Service de Radiologie, 184 rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine, F-75012 Paris, France.
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MeSH Terms
Cholesteatoma, Middle Ear / complications*,  surgery
Granuloma / diagnosis,  etiology*,  radiography
Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
Mastoid / surgery*
Meningitis, Aseptic / diagnosis,  etiology*,  radiography
Optic Chiasm
Postoperative Complications*
Subarachnoid Space
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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