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Unusual presentation of a case of brain abscess after endoscopic injection sclerotherapy of esophageal varices.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1915144     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Although an increasing number and variety of complications of endoscopic injection sclerotherapy (EIS) of bleeding esophageal varices have been reported, infectious complications are rare. A case of brain abscess following EIS is reported which was characterised by an unusual clinical presentation in that there was no fever or leucocytosis. This presentation could have led to the abscesses being mistaken for brain metastases. The outcome of antimicrobial therapy was favorable which provided further evidence in support of the diagnosis.
J Y Robert; J L Raoul; J F Bretagne; P Denjean; D Heresbach; L Siproudhis; M Gosselin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Endoscopy     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0013-726X     ISO Abbreviation:  Endoscopy     Publication Date:  1991 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-10-31     Completed Date:  1991-10-31     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0215166     Medline TA:  Endoscopy     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  237-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Hepato-Gastroenterology, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire, Pontchaillou, Rennes, France.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
Brain Abscess / drug therapy,  etiology,  radiography*
Diagnosis, Differential
Esophageal and Gastric Varices / therapy*
Esophagoscopy / adverse effects*
Middle Aged
Polyethylene Glycols / adverse effects
Sclerosing Solutions / adverse effects
Sclerotherapy / adverse effects*,  methods
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents; 0/Polyethylene Glycols; 0/Sclerosing Solutions; 9002-92-0/polidocanol

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