Endoscopic treatment of brain abscess in children.

  title={Endoscopic treatment of brain abscess in children.},
  author={Maria Fritsch and Kim H. Manwaring},
  journal={Minimally invasive neurosurgery : MIN},
  volume={40 3},
Three children with intracerebral abscesses were treated endoscopically. Two of the treated abscesses were located in the left temporal lobe and one in the right parietal lobe. The presenting symptoms included headaches, seizures, hemiparesis and signs of infection. Burr hole craniotomy, insertion of a peelaway sheath, obtaining of a specimen, introduction of endoscope, and complete irrigation under view was performed. After this a draining catheter was positioned in the abscess. All three… CONTINUE READING