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2022 Jul 28

J Stomatol Oral Maxillofac Surg

Brain complications from odontogenic infections: A systematic review.


Burgos-Larraín L F, Vázquez-Portela Á, Cobo-Vázquez CM, Sáez-Alcaide L M, Sánchez-Labrador L, Meniz-García C
J Stomatol Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2022 Jul 28.
PMID: 35908649.


Odontogenic infections can spread through different routes to more remote anatomical areas, such as the brain. Brain abscesses have an incidence of 0.3-1.3 / 100,000 population and only 2-5% are of dental origin. The main objective is to research brain complications derived from odontogenic infections. Secondary objectives were to identify the most common symptoms in brain abscess, to describe the microbiology involved in these infectious processes, report which parts of the brain complex are most commonly affected and report the sequelae of this patients.