Ten years incidence of intracranial complications of chronic suppurative otitis media
Background: complications of chronic Suppurative Otitis Media have mortality and morbidity risks which are caused by Reluctance in its management with late presentation. The aim of this study was to investigate, the frequency, mortality and morbidity of intracranial complications of chronic suppurative otitis media admitted at our tertiary University Hospital in ten years from 2006 -2016. Result: The total number of patients reported with intracranial complication due to chronic suppurative otitis media was 64 patients. Brain abscess and Meningitis were present in 24 (37.5%) and 22 cases (34.4%). In 14 cases (21.8%) extradural abscess was found while 4 (6.3%) had lateral sinus thrombosis. Conclusion: Brain abscess is the most common and dangerous complication in chronic suppurative otitis media in our region.