Otorrhea of leaked cerebrospinal fluid and meningitis in a 33-year-old male originated from an encephalic herniation into the middle ear following traumatic temporal bone fracture. CT demonstrated a mixed-type fracture consisting of a longitudinal fracture and a posterior oblique fracture of the left temporal bone. The left tegmen tympani was broken into a bellows-like shape and a bone splinter from it had stuck in the epitympanum at the level of the incus body. Surgery via a middle cranial fossa approach confirmed penetration of the brain tissue between the incus and lateral semicircular canal. The diagnosis and management of this condition are discussed in the context of a literature review.