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A solitary abscess of the medulla oblongata.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  954776     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A neuropathological description is presented of a solitary giant abscess located in the oblongate medulla of a child aged two. This abscess destroyed almost all the morphological structures in the medulla and caused considerable constriction and translocation of the IVth ventricle. Apart from the exceptional occurrence of an abscess in this brain region, the interesting features of this case are the slow development of the abscess (probably 8 months) and the existence of a well-formed connective tissue capsule, demarcating the lesion from its surroundings. The diagnostic difficulties and clinical and histopathological correlation are also discussed.
Authors:
M Kozik; E Ozarzewska
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European neurology     Volume:  14     ISSN:  0014-3022     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. Neurol.     Publication Date:  1976  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-10-20     Completed Date:  1976-10-20     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0150760     Medline TA:  Eur Neurol     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  302-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Brain Abscess / diagnosis,  pathology*
Child, Preschool
Humans
Medulla Oblongata / pathology*

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