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Acta Neurochir (Wien). 1994;127(1-2):91-8.

Diagnosis and management of abscesses in the basal ganglia and thalamus: a survey.

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Neurosurgical Clinic, University Hospital of Basel, Switzerland.


A review is made of the current management strategies of abscesses in basal ganglia and thalamus, based on a review of the literature and three of our own cases. Clinical picture, aetiology, diagnostic, surgical treatment and outcome are discussed. Stereotactic abscess puncture in combination with temporary drainage and rinsing of the abscess cavity in combination with systemic medication of antibiotics has become the management of choice with satisfactory results.

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