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Minerva Stomatologica 2007 May;56(5):303-5

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Brain abscess following dental procedures. Case report

Ulivieri S. 1, Oliveri G. 1, Filosomi G. 2

1 Department of Neurosurgery Santa Maria alle Scotte Hospital, 53100, Italy 2 Departement of Neuroradiology Santa Maria alle Scotte Hospital, Siena, Italy


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There have been a number of reports of brain abscess suggesting an odontogenic etiology after dental treatment procedures or oral infections, but the diagnosis was mainly by exclusion rather than based on evidence. We present a case of a brain abscess due to Strepto-coccus constellatus in a 27-year-old-immunocompetent woman who underwent extraction of the primary molar and eradication of a radicular cyst some weeks before.

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