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Brain abscess as a complication of halo traction.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7280825     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The occurrence of a brain abscess as a complication of halo traction and immobilization in the management of scoliosis is reported. Previous reports suggest that this complication is rare. Unique in this case is the development of an intracerebral abscess without skull perforation by the halo device and without evidence of contiguous spread of infection. Attention of clinical signs (headache) and the use of computerized axial tomography may allow for early detection and appropriate care.
D E Humbyrd; F R Latimer; J E Lonstein; L C Samberg
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Spine     Volume:  6     ISSN:  0362-2436     ISO Abbreviation:  Spine     Publication Date:    1981 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-11-22     Completed Date:  1981-11-22     Revised Date:  2009-07-09    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7610646     Medline TA:  Spine (Phila Pa 1976)     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  365-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Brain Abscess / etiology*,  radiography
Scoliosis / therapy
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Traction / adverse effects*,  methods

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