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Brain abscess following intra-arterial thrombolytic treatment for acute brain ischemia.
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PMID:  21550251     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Brain abscess formation is a rare complication of intracranial endovascular treatment. To our knowledge, all previous reports of brain abscess formation have been associated with treatments involving the introduction of foreign materials. A 75-year-old man was admitted to hospital for acute stroke. Cerebral angiography revealed occlusion of the left middle cerebral artery (MCA) at the origin of the M2 segment. Intra-arterial thrombolytic therapy was administered but a hemorrhagic event occurred during this process. A brain CT scan revealed a hematoma extending from the left basal ganglia to the left frontal lobe and expansion of the infarct in the left MCA territory. A brain abscess at the hemorrhagic site developed 3 months after symptom onset. This is the first report of a patient with brain abscess formation following intra-arterial thrombolytic treatment. It is important to ensure aseptic technique during endovascular procedures irrespective of the involvement of foreign materials.
Kazunori Yamanaka; Masahiro Ishihara; Shin Nakajima; Mami Yamasaki; Toshiki Yoshimine
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-5-5
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-2653     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 May 
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Created Date:  2011-5-9     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9433352     Medline TA:  J Clin Neurosci     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Department of Neurosurgery, Osaka National Hospital, National Hospital Organization, 2-1-14, Hoenzaka, Chuo-ku, Osaka 540-0006, Japan.
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