volume 40, issue 8, Pe307-e309 2012
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcms.2012.01.012
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J. Klatt, M. Heiland, A. Gröbe, M. Westphal, R. Schmelzle, P. Pohlenz

Abstract: We report a rare case of a brain abscess which drained spontaneously in a temporomandibular joint damaged by osteoarthritis. The female patient presented to our hospital with a severe headache and pain in the temporomandibular joint. She showed elevated inflammatory parameters with unknown cause. Magnetic resonance imaging of her whole body revealed a large temporal brain abscess extending into the glenoid fossa of the temporomandibular joint. The brain abscess was incised and drained by neurosurgeons in our h…

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