Infectious Disease Clinics of North America volume 21, issue 2, P577-590 2007 DOI: 10.1016/j.idc.2007.03.011 View full text
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Kevin B. Laupland

Abstract: Vascular and parameningeal infections of the head and neck are rare but frequently life threatening. These infections include intracranial and extracranial septic venous thrombophlebitis, arterial mycotic aneurysms and erosions, subdural empyema, and epidural abscesses. They usually arise as complications of otogenic, oropharyngeal, or paranasal sinus infections, and management involves an aggressive combined medical-surgical approach.