Acute Sub temporal and Infratemporal Dumbbell Abscess Secondary to Tooth Extraction: Case Report

Authors

  • Yam Bahadur Roka Department of Neurosurgery, Neuro Cardio and Multispecialty Hospital, Biratnagar, Nepal

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/egn.v3i01.38964

Keywords:

Abscess, Dental Caries, Maxillofacial, Odontogenic Infection, Sub Temporal Abscess

Abstract

To present a case of acute temporal and infratemporal dumbbell abscess following tooth extraction and discuss the possible anatomic pathways of spread of odontogenic infections. This is a case of right maxillary tooth extraction following which he developed local infection that spread to the temporal and sub temporal space. The history and examination revealed the infection spreading to the buccal and sub temporal space with trismus and feeding problems. Intraoral and external drainage along with antibiotics led to the resolution of the abscess. Of the many complications of tooth extraction infection spreading along the temporalis with formation of a dumbbell abscess can lead to severe discomfort and septicemia if not detected and treated early. A case with successful management and result are discussed.

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Published

2021-08-08

How to Cite

Roka, Y. B. (2021). Acute Sub temporal and Infratemporal Dumbbell Abscess Secondary to Tooth Extraction: Case Report. Eastern Green Neurosurgery, 3(01), 33–35. https://doi.org/10.3126/egn.v3i01.38964

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