European Journal of Rhinology and Allergy
Case Report

Brain Abscess Can Be a Catastrophic Complication Following Endoscopic Sinus Surgery: A Case Report

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Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, Ankara Etlik City Hospital, Ankara, Türkiye

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Department of Neurosurgery, University of Health Sciences, Ankara Etlik City Hospital, Ankara, Türkiye

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Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, Private Clinic, Ankara, Türkiye

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Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, University of Health Sciences, Ankara Etlik City Hospital, Ankara, Türkiye

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Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery,Lokman Hekim University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Türkiye

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Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Hacettepe University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey

Eur J Rhinol Allergy 2024; 7: 33-37
DOI: 10.5152/ejra.2024.23103
Read: 245 Downloads: 256 Published: 13 May 2024

Abstract: Endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS)-associated risks mainly depend on the proximity of the sinuses to the orbit and anterior skull base. Skull base injuries are usually associated with dural tears and cerebrospinal fuidleaks, which are the leading causes of ascending meningitis and even brain abscesses. A 40-year-old man has a headache that came on suddenly and is an extremely painful, continuous headache accompanied by intermittent fatigue and blurred vision. The patient underwent ESS for chronic sinusitis 2 weeks ago at another hospital. Magnetic resonance examination of the brain depicted abnormal hyperintensity within the left frontal lobe. These fndings suggested the diagnosis of brain abscesses. The patient received an antibacterial treatment for 2 months. Finally, the patient recovered well.

Cite this article as: Öcal B, Bayır Ö, Türkoğlu E, et al. Brain abscess can be a catastrophic complication following endoscopic sinus surgery: A case report. Eur J Rhinol Allergy 2024;7(1):33-37.

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