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J Craniofac Surg. 2014 Mar;25(2):489-91. doi: 10.1097/SCS.0000000000000643.

Extradural abscess secondary to Salmonella enteritidis in a child following fronto-orbital facial advancement and remodeling surgery.

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  • 1From the *Department of Neurosurgery, ‚ĆSupraregional Craniofacial Unit, and ‚Ä°Department of Paediatric Infectious Diseases, Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool, UK.


Intracranial infections caused by Salmonella are rare. We describe the first case of a child undergoing craniofacial surgery for trigonocephaly and subsequently developing an extradural abscess secondary to likely community-acquired Salmonella enteritidis. He underwent surgical washout but returned to theater for a further 2, alongside a prolonged course of intravenous ciprofloxacin. We observed extensive anterior skull bone loss at 78 days postoperatively. At 1 year 11 months, extensive anterior skull bone remodeling had taken place, and the child is currently well.

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