Cerebral abscess complicating dental treatment. Case report and review of the literature

Tara F. Renton, Jenny Danks, Jeffrey V. Rosenfeld

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Abstract

A case history and brief literature review of cerebral abscess related to dental therapy is presented. The 19-year-old male patient presented with a cerebral abscess caused by Actinobacillus actinomycetamcomitans. He was otherwise healthy, and had a recent history of periodontal surgery prior to the onset of symptoms. The patient was treated successfully with stereotactic aspiration and antibiotics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12-15
Number of pages4
JournalAustralian Dental Journal
Volume41
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1996
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Actinobacillus actinomycetam-comitans
  • Cerebral abscess
  • Stereotactic surgery

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