Brain abscess due to infection after tooth extraction

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Edition V04N03 | Year 2018 | Editorial Case Report | Pages 53 to 59

Isabela Potratz Auler, Luccas Lavareze, Ana Luiza Leal, Ramon Gavassoni, Vinicius Antunes, Martha Alayde Alcantara Salim

Brain abscess is a rare and life-threatening infection to the patient. It can be caused by trauma, neurosurgical complications or metastatic infections originated from other tissues or organs, such as odontogenic infections. The present article reports the case of a patient that developed a severe facial cellulitis and subsequent brain abscess due to third molar extraction under antibiotic prophylaxis, whose treatment was successfully performed in a hospital setting, by a multidisciplinary approach through the combination of intravenous antibiotic therapy, corticoid and prophylactic anticonvulsant, since it was a unique collection of approximately 2 cm. Ideally, the treatment should be individualized according to the patient, with a multidisciplinary approach aiming at a successful treatment

Brain abscess, Focal infection, Dental, Serratia marcescens,

Auler IP, Lavareze L, Leal AL, Gavassoni R, Antunes V, Salim MAA. Brain abscess due to infection after tooth extraction. J Braz Coll Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2018 Sept-Dec;4(3):53-9. DOI:

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