J Oral Med Oral Surg
Volume 25, Number 2, 2019
|Number of page(s)||3|
|Section||Cas clinique / Short case report|
|Published online||26 April 2019|
Short Case Report
From dental infection to extradural empyema: a case report
Service d'Odontologie, CHU Nancy, Nancy, France
* Correspondence: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 11 March 2019
Introduction: Brain infections of dental origin are rare, but well-known and accurately described. There are two different brain infections: brain abscess, the most frequent, and extradural or subdural empyema. Here, we discuss the case of an extradural empyema. Observation: A 28-year-old man with a very poor dental condition showed neurological and eye infection signs. A brain and face CT scan revealed extradural empyema, orbit abscess and pansinusitis. These infections had all dental origin: an apical lesion of tooth 26. Discussion: Such severe cases must be surgically and medically treated with a strong antibiotic therapy. A systematic investigation and the treatment of dental infected areas are both necessary.
Key words: empyema / extradural / dental / brain /
© The authors, 2019
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