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[Sinus infection and diving (a case of cerebral empyema)].

[Article in French]

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Franco-Allemande des Cliniques Universitaires ORL et Chirurgie Cervico-Faciale, Reim.

Abstract

Intracranial complications following swimming or diving accidents are exceptional. A recent observation of a cerebral empyema in a 15-year old boy, with neurological sequellae was an opportunity the clarify the issue. Apart from the rapidity of the neurological signs, two points drew our attention: bacteriology, with a predominance of anaerobic germs; and the problem of therapy, both for the timing of neurosurgery and for the role of anticoagulants in venous thrombosis.

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