An Intracranial Petri Dish? Formation of Abscess in Prior Large Stroke After Decompressive Hemicraniectomy.

TitleAn Intracranial Petri Dish? Formation of Abscess in Prior Large Stroke After Decompressive Hemicraniectomy.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
JournalWorld neurosurgery
Volume84
Issue5
Pagination1495.e5-9
Date Published2015 Nov
ISSN1878-8750
AbstractDevelopment of brain abscess after an infarction is a rare clinical condition. There have been 11 cases in the literature. Many patients were treated with potent antibiotics only and did not survive. We present 2 cases in which patients received aggressive surgical resection of brain abscess and survived. The analysis of the literature confirmed our finding that surgical intervention of brain abscess in patients after stroke is advisable.
URLhttps://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1878-8750(15)00575-6
DOI10.1016/j.wneu.2015.05.013
PubMed Linkhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25988538?dopt=Abstract
Short TitleWorld Neurosurg