Cerebral abscesses

Case contributed by Dr Michael P Hartung


Remote history of craniotomy and drainage of brain abscess, now with worsening swelling at the site of craniotomy and neurological deficits.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Female

Left parietal craniotomy defect with smooth margins. 

Numerous multiloculated rim-enhancing collections in the left parietal lobe, which protrudes though the craniotomy defect. 

Extensive vasogenic edema of the left parietal and temporal lobes. 

Mild rightward midline shift. 

Posterior cervical adenopathy. 

Case Discussion

Advanced presentation of multiloculated cerebral abscesses which protrude through a craniotomy defect. 

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Case information

rID: 70458
Published: 21st Aug 2019
Last edited: 21st Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Tenwek Hospital

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