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Hypertrophic anterior falx artery associated with interhemispheric subdural empyema--Case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8657337     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A 14-year-old boy presented with interhemispheric subdural empyema. Angiography demonstrated a hypertrophic anterior falx artery. He was treated with antibiotics and craniotomy to evacuate the lesion. The postoperative course was uneventful with no signs of neurological deficit. The abnormal artery was no longer visualized angiographically after the resolution of the empyema. Reactive appearance of the anterior falx artery is a pathognomonic sign of interhemispheric subdural empyema.
Authors:
H Mitsuoka; A Tsunoda; K Mori; A Tajima; M Maeda
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurologia medico-chirurgica     Volume:  35     ISSN:  0470-8105     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurol. Med. Chir. (Tokyo)     Publication Date:  1995 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-07-26     Completed Date:  1996-07-26     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0400775     Medline TA:  Neurol Med Chir (Tokyo)     Country:  JAPAN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  830-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Neurosurgery, Juntendo University Izunagaoka Hospital, Shizuoka.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Cerebral Angiography
Cerebral Arteries / pathology*,  physiopathology,  surgery
Empyema, Subdural / complications*,  microbiology*,  surgery
Humans
Hypertrophy / diagnosis,  etiology,  physiopathology
Male
Streptococcus / isolation & purification*

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