Format

Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
J Korean Neurosurg Soc. 2009 Jun;45(6):397-400. doi: 10.3340/jkns.2009.45.6.397. Epub 2009 Jun 30.

Bilateral chronic subdural hematoma contaminated with Klebsiella pneumoniae : an unusual case.

Author information

  • 1Department of Neurosurgery, Kirikale University Faculty of Medicine, Kirikale, Turkey.

Abstract

This article presents the case of a bilateral chronic subdural hematoma which was contaminated with Klebsiella pneumoniae and resulted in a life-threatening central nervous system infection. After repeated of bilateral burr-hole drainage, the patient became hyperpyrexic and drowsy. Suppuration within the subdural space was suspected and then the patient underwent bilateral fronto-temporo-parietal craniotomies, and pus was evacuated. Its cultures revealed Klebsiella pneumoniae. Intravenous meropenem was given for 6 weeks. He recovered completely. Microorganisms like Klebsiella pneumoniae may directly infect the subdural space with iatrogenic contamination.

KEYWORDS:

Bilateral chronic subdural hematoma; Burr-hole drainage; Contamination; Klebsiella pneumonia; Subdural empyema

PMID:
19609428
PMCID:
PMC2711242
DOI:
10.3340/jkns.2009.45.6.397
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for The Korean Neurosurgical Society Icon for PubMed Central
    Loading ...
    Support Center