Inter-hospital transfer from India.
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Non contrast CT demonstrates a rounded lesions with vast amounts of surrounding vasogenic oedema resulting in mass effect and distortion of the cerebral peduncle.
Contrast confirms the presence of a smooth ring of enhancement, characteristic of an abscess.
Note the presence of overlying surgical change.
Young man who developed a cerebral abscess while in India travelling. Prior attempted drainage via a burr hole was unsuccessful.
He underwent repeat surgery with successful drainage of the abscess. He made a slow but uneventful recovery.