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Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2012 Jan;94(1):e41-3. doi: 10.1308/003588412X13171221499667.

A case of odontogenic brain abscess arising from covert dental sepsis.

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Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health, Mesa, AZ 85206, USA.

Abstract

Odontogenic infections can spread to any organ of the body and in some cases cause life threatening infections. We report a case of multiple odontogenic brain abscesses resulting from undetected tooth decay. Whereas most odontogenic brain abscesses occur following dental treatment, this report documents brain abscesses prior to dental treatment, signifying the dangers of covert dental infections. This case report updates the literature on the topic of odontogenic brain abscesses.

PMID:
22524927
PMCID:
PMC3954226
DOI:
10.1308/003588412X13171221499667
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