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Brain abscesses with Peptostreptococcus: not unusual after oesophageal dilatation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23019806     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A case of a brain abscess following oesophageal dilatation for caustic stenosis in a 67-year old woman is reported. Previously reported cases of brain abscess development after oesophageal dilatation are reviewed. Following oesophageal dilatation, bacteraemia and fever are common but the occurrence of metastatic brain abscesses is rare. The clinical presentation is non-specific, with high fever and neurological findings as most reported signs. The isolated organisms belong to the normal oropharyngeal bacterial flora. Prognosis is satisfactory after early diagnosis and correct management. As a result, clinicians dealing with oesophageal strictures should keep in mind that brain abscess formation is a potential complication of oesophageal dilatation.
E Van Even; A Boel; K Van Vaerenbergh; H De Beenhouwer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta clinica Belgica     Volume:  67     ISSN:  1784-3286     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Clin Belg     Publication Date:    2012 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-01     Completed Date:  2012-10-16     Revised Date:  2014-03-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370306     Medline TA:  Acta Clin Belg     Country:  Belgium    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  292-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Brain Abscess / diagnosis,  etiology*
Catheterization / adverse effects*
Esophageal Stenosis / therapy*
Esophagus / injuries
Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections / diagnosis,  etiology*
Wounds, Penetrating / etiology

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