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Huge subdural empyema with unusual presentation in infant--case report.

Authors
  • 1
  • 1 Department of Neurosurgery, Kumamoto University Medical School.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Neurologia medico-chirurgica
Publication Date
Volume
33
Issue
1
Pages
40–43
Identifiers
PMID: 7680783
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

An 11-month-old boy presented with a huge subdural empyema in the left hemisphere associated with a subsequent contralateral chronic subdural hematoma. Burr-hole drainage and antibiotic therapy achieved a successful outcome. Subdural empyema may result from hematogenous seeding of infection into a pre-existing chronic subdural hematoma.

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