Cerebral abscess

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Frank Gaillard

Presentation

Assault.

Patient Data

Age: Adult

CT brain

CT

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

CT brain 5 weeks later

CT

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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