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Neonatal brain abscess with intracystic hemorrhage--case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2480550     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The authors describe the case of an 11-day-old boy with high fever and signs of meningeal irritation in whom computed tomography demonstrated a large brain abscess with intracystic hemorrhage in the right temporal lobe. Cerebrospinal fluid analysis indicated purulent meningitis caused by Escherichia coli. After aspiration of the abscess contents, the entire ventricular system gradually enlarged. Despite repeated ventricular drainage and ventriculoperitoneal shunting, the lateral horn of the left lateral ventricle remained dilated. The isolation of the lateral ventricle may have resulted from septation due to the inflammatory reaction. This fluid was also shunted to the peritoneal cavity.
Y Nakagawa; K Shinno; Y Akaike; N Fujimoto; K Okajima; K Matsumoto
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurologia medico-chirurgica     Volume:  29     ISSN:  0470-8105     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurol. Med. Chir. (Tokyo)     Publication Date:  1989 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-01-22     Completed Date:  1990-01-22     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:  861-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Brain Abscess / complications*,  radiography,  surgery
Cerebral Hemorrhage / complications,  radiography*
Cerebrospinal Fluid Shunts
Escherichia coli Infections / complications
Infant, Newborn
Meningitis / complications*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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