Cerebral abscess

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Frank Gaillard


Inter-hospital transfer from India.


Non contrast CT demonstrates a rounded lesions with vast amounts of surrounding vasogenic edema 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.

Case Discussion

Young man who developed a cerebral abscess while in India traveling. 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. 

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