CNS abscess

CNS abscess

Brain abscess Neurosurgery A space-occupying cerebral pus pocket 2º to a bacterial or, less commonly, fungal infection Etiology Direct–epidural abscess, chronic ear infection or sinusitis, dental care, open head trauma Risk factors Congenital heart disease–eg, tetralogy of Fallot, defective vessel walls–eg, Osler-Rendu-Weber syndrome Clinical Headache, neurologic defects–eg, motor or sensory loss Management Surgical drainage
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