Subdural empyema: burr holes or craniotomy? A retrospective computerized tomography-era analysis of treatment in 90 cases.

@article{Bok1993SubduralEB,
  title={Subdural empyema: burr holes or craniotomy? A retrospective computerized tomography-era analysis of treatment in 90 cases.},
  author={Arnold P L Bok and Jonathan C. Peter},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  year={1993},
  volume={78 4},
  pages={574-8}
}
Ninety patients with subdural empyema were treated in the period after computerized tomography (CT) became available (1979 to 1991). Males predominated by a ratio of 2:1, and 40 patients were between 11 and 20 years old. The site of origin was the paranasal air sinuses in 53 patients, the middle ear in 19, and a superficial infection in eight; the source of infection was not known in 10. The most common clinical presentation was headache, fever, neck stiffness, seizures, or periorbital swelling… CONTINUE READING