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Childs Nerv Syst. 2007 Jul;23(7):825-7. Epub 2007 Mar 27.

Subdural empyema caused by an unusual organism following intracranial haematoma.

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Department of Paediatric Neurosurgery, Mater Children's Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Pieter_Le_Roux@health.qld.gov.au

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

Subdural empyema is not commonly diagnosed in the developed world, occurring mostly after meningitis, sinusitis, trauma or surgery.

DISCUSSION:

The diagnosis of subdural empyema constitutes a neurosurgical emergency, and surgical treatment is usually required to drain the collection and provide sufficient material to permit a microbiological diagnosis. The authors report a case of subdural empyema, which was somewhat atypical in the timing and nature of presentation and its microbiological features.

PMID:
17387492
DOI:
10.1007/s00381-007-0313-x
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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