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Nonsurgical treatment of interhemispheric subdural empyemas.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  541220     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Interhemispheric subdural empyema complicating sinusitis was diagnosed in two children by CAT scan. One of them presented with intracranial hypertension and paresis of one foot (syndrome of the falx cerebri). Antibiotic treatment alone without surgery (in one case with brief initial steroid therapy) brought rapid and complete clinical and radiological cure. A nonsurgical approach can now be considered in certain cases of intracranial local suppurations, given the possibility of earlier and more precise initial diagnosis and follow-up with CAT scan.
A Rosazza; N de Tribolet; T Deonna
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Helvetica paediatrica acta     Volume:  34     ISSN:  0018-022X     ISO Abbreviation:  Helv Paediatr Acta     Publication Date:  1979  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-06-16     Completed Date:  1980-06-16     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0373005     Medline TA:  Helv Paediatr Acta     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  577-81     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Ampicillin / therapeutic use
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use*
Brain Abscess / drug therapy*,  radiography
Chloramphenicol / therapeutic use
Dexamethasone / therapeutic use
Follow-Up Studies
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents; 50-02-2/Dexamethasone; 56-75-7/Chloramphenicol; 69-53-4/Ampicillin

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