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Tubercular Temporalis Abscess with Skull and Dural Invasion.
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PMID:  23930910     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Abstract Background: Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection rarely penetrates both skull and dura with temporalis muscle abscess formation. Methods: Case report and review of the literature. Results: A non-immunocompromised female patient with a right temporal mass underwent surgical resection. The tubercular abscess extended from the temporalis muscle to the skull and through the dura and subdural space with dissemination of the granuloma over the arachnoid membrane. Conclusion: Adequate debridement with a full course of antituberculous medication is necessary for complete treatment of these lesions.
Authors:
Jiun-Lin Yan; Kuo-Chen Wei
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-8-9
Journal Detail:
Title:  Surgical infections     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1557-8674     ISO Abbreviation:  Surg Infect (Larchmt)     Publication Date:  2013 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-8-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9815642     Medline TA:  Surg Infect (Larchmt)     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Neurosurgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital , Taipei, Taiwan .
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