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J Clin Neurosci. 2014 Jan;21(1):163-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jocn.2012.10.043. Epub 2013 Jul 8.

Brain abscess after endosaccular embolisation of a cerebral aneurysm.

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  • 1Department of Neurosurgery, Guangdong General Hospital, Neuroscience Institute, Guangdong Academy of Medical Sciences, 106 Zhangshan Er Road, Guangzhou 510080, China.
  • 2Department of Neurosurgery, First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, Guangzhou, China.
  • 3Department of Neurosurgery, Guangdong General Hospital, Neuroscience Institute, Guangdong Academy of Medical Sciences, 106 Zhangshan Er Road, Guangzhou 510080, China. Electronic address: chengz9732@163.com.

Abstract

Endovascular embolization has become an important treatment option for cerebral aneurysms, along with surgical clipping. But few literatures mentioned infectious complications after coiling of aneurysms. We present a patient with a brain abscess that developed after endosaccular embolization of a left middle cerebral artery aneurysm. The brain abscess was located adjacent to the aneurysm and discovered more than 2 months after embolization. We discuss the clinical implications of this rare complication and review the literature for infections related to the coils used for embolization of aneurysms.

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KEYWORDS:

Aneurysm; Brain abscess; Complication; Endovascular embolisation

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