Cerebral abscess

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

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Assault.

Patient Data

Age: Adult
CT

CT brain

A focal depressed skull fracture with underlying pneumocephalus and cerebral contusion is present. 

CT

CT brain 5 weeks later

CT with contrast obtained 5 weeks later when the patient represented with headaches demonstrates a ring-enhancing lesion consistent with an abscess. 

Case Discussion

Patient was stabbed and developed a frontal cerebral abscess (confirmed at surgery) with representation 5 weeks later.

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Case information

rID: 5150
Published: 10th Dec 2008
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
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