Propionibacterium skull base osteomyelitis complicated by internal carotid artery pseudoaneurysm

Kathryn L. Kreicher, Jonathan L. Hatch, Shivangi Lohia, Ted A. Meyer

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The microbiology of skull base osteomyelitis (SBO) is evolving. We present here the first case of SBO caused by Propionibacterium acnes leading to the development of a pseudoaneurysm of the internal carotid artery. Otolaryngologists should recognize this pathogen as a potential cause of invasive temporal bone infection to optimize prompt diagnosis and treatment. Laryngoscope, 127:2337–2339, 2017.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2337-2339
Number of pages3
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Skull base
  • cranial base
  • external ear
  • facial nerve
  • malignant otitis externa
  • propionibacterium
  • skull base osteomyelitis
  • temporal bone

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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