Review of 140 patients with brain abscess.

  title={Review of 140 patients with brain abscess.},
  author={Shuyuan Yang and Chunhui Zhao},
  journal={Surgical neurology},
  volume={39 4},
There were 140 cases of brain abscess treated between 1980 (when CT scanning became available) and June 1991. These arose by spread of a contiguous area of infection in 37%, and from another identified cause in 22%; the origin was undetermined in 41%. There were multiple abscesses in 11%. The abscess was < 2 cm in diameter in 21%. In two-thirds of the patients, the intracranial pressure was raised, there were localizing neurologic signs in 33%, and in 28% there were epileptic seizures. The… CONTINUE READING


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