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Revista Brasileira de Otorrinolaringologia

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MIURA, Maurício S.; KRUMENNAUER, Rita C.  and  LUBIANCA NETO, José F.. Intracranial complications of chronic suppurative otitis media in children. Rev. Bras. Otorrinolaringol. [online]. 2005, vol.71, n.5, pp.639-643. ISSN 0034-7299.

In spite of significant decrease after antibiotic advent, intracranial complications of otitis media still represent a challenging situation owing to its high mortality rate (36%). The most common presentations are meningitis, cerebral abscess, extradural abscess and lateral sinus thrombophlebitis. For early management, it is necessary to have a high index of suspicion. It is important to identify non-typical cases because they might be masqueraded by antibiotic use. AIM: We present six cases of intracranial complications due to otitis media in children and adolescents at Complexo Hospitalar Santa Casa de Porto Alegre for the past two years. STUDY DESIGN: series review.

Keywords : chronic otitis media; intracranial complications; meningitis.

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