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Lancet Infect Dis. 2007 Jan;7(1):62-7.

Subdural empyema and other suppurative complications of paranasal sinusitis.

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Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA. mkosbor@emory.edu

Abstract

Suppurative intracranial infection, including meningitis, intracranial abscess, subdural empyema, epidural abscess, cavernous sinus thrombosis, and thrombosis of other dural sinuses, are uncommon sequelae of paranasal sinusitis. A high index of suspicion is necessary to identify these serious complications. We present a patient with subdural empyema in whom the diagnosis was delayed, followed by a discussion of suppurative complications of sinusitis. The case shows the rapid progression of subdural empyema, which represents a true neurosurgical emergency requiring prompt diagnosis and management.

PMID:
17182345
DOI:
10.1016/S1473-3099(06)70688-0
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