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Spontaneous resolution of brain abscess by rupture into middle ear


1 Department of Neurosurgery and Gamma Knife, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Otorhinolaryngology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

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Manoj Phalak,
Department of Neurosurgery and Gamma Knife, Room No. 720, Neurosciences Centre, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
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DOI: 10.4103/ajns.AJNS_85_18

Intracranial abscesses are uncommon, serious, and life-threatening infections, with mortality rate of about 15%. Surgical treatment is warranted for an abscess size more than 2.5 cm. We present an unusual case with spontaneous resolution of a large abscess through the middle ear without any surgical intervention.


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