Intraventricular rupture of a purulent brain abscess: case report.

  title={Intraventricular rupture of a purulent brain abscess: case report.},
  author={Seth M. Zeidman and Fred Geisler and Alessandro Olivi},
  volume={36 1},
  pages={189-93; discussion 193}
The mortality of patients with brain abscesses has decreased significantly from 38% in the 1950s to 25% in the 1980s (P = 0.003, Fisher's exact test by decade of report; asymptotic P values based on chi 2 distribution with 3 degrees of freedom, 28 series, 2825 total patients). This decrease in mortality has been attributed to improved diagnostic imaging, the evolution of neurosurgical techniques and understanding of intracranial pressure pathophysiology, greater critical care understanding, and… CONTINUE READING


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