Original ArticlesRadiological Imaging of Rare Intracranial Complications Secondary to Otitis Media and MastoiditisBurakgazi, Gülen MD*; Bayaroğullari, Hanifi MD*; Öztürk, Fatma MD*; Arli, Cengiz MD†; Motor, Vicdan Köksaldi MD‡; Yanmaz, Rasim MD§; Atci, Nesrin MD*Author Information *Department of Radiology †Department of Ear, Nose, and Throat ‡Department of Infectious Diseases, Mustafa Kemal University Medical School, Hatay §Department of Radiology, Gaziantep Special Love Hospital, Gaziantep, Turkey. Address correspondence and reprint requests to Nesrin Atci, MD, Department of Radiology, Medical Faculty of the Mustafa Kemal University, 31100 Serinyol, Antakya, Hatay, Turkey; E-mail: email@example.com Received 10 March, 2016 Accepted 15 October, 2016 The authors report no conflicts of interest. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery: May 2017 - Volume 28 - Issue 3 - p 620-624 doi: 10.1097/SCS.0000000000003391 Buy Metrics Abstract Acute otitis media used to cause fatal results because of its intracranial complications before the introduction of potent and effective antibiotics. After the introduction of antibiotics, complications have started to be observed more frequently as a result of chronic otitis media and especially in children. Because clinical findings changed and became indistinct, the diagnosis of otitis and mastoiditis has been made occasionally with imaging findings only after complications occurred. Multidetector computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging are efficient and sufficient methods in the rapid diagnosis and should be immediately referred methods. © 2017 by Mutaz B. Habal, MD.