J Rhinol.  2006 May;13(1):60-65.

A Case of Epidural Abscess in Middle Cranial Fossa Secondary to Acute Sphenoid Sinusitis

  • 1Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Kwangju Christian Hospital, Gwangju, Korea. kchent2@hanmail.net


Acute or chronic sinusitis is common disease of ENT. Most cases usually respond to appropriate treatment; however, some cases occasionally progress to the development of serious complication and poor prognosis. The orbital complications are most common complication fallowed by intracranial complications. The incidence of sinogenic intracranial complications is about 3.7-11.0% and these complications are progressively decreasing however the complications occur due to incorrect use of antibiotics, antibiotics resistant pathogens, decreasing host immunity, improper diagnosis and delayed surgical treatment. Therefore the case of epidural abscess in anterior portion of middle cranial fossa secondary to acute sphenoid sinusitis, which was treated with transnasal endoscopic sphenoidotomy and intravenous antibiotics, is being reported.


Sphenoid sinusitis; Epidural abscess
Full Text Links
  • JR
export Copy
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
Similar articles
Copyright © 2020 by Korean Association of Medical Journal Editors. All rights reserved.     E-mail: koreamed@kamje.or.kr