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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