subdural empyema

subdural empyema

pus beneath the dura mater usually secondary to infection in the mastoid or paranasal sinuses or trauma.

subdural empyema

An acute bacterial infection of the meninges, which is most common in infants with coliform (gram-negative rod) infections or with group-B streptococcal meningitis.
 
Clinical findings
Treatment-refractory seizures, motor defects.

Management
Surgical evacuation.

subdural empyema

Neurology An acute bacterial infection of the meninges, most common in infants with GNR or group B streptococcus meningitis Clinical Refractory seizures, motor defects Management Surgical evacuation
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Subdural empyema complicating a concha bullosa pyocele.
He was diagnosed with meningoencephalitis (inflammation of the brain and spinal cord and their meninges) and subdural empyema (abscess).
These studies prompted the diagnosis of coalescent mastoiditis with septic dural sinus thrombosis, venous hemorrhagic infarctions, brain abscesses, and subdural empyema.
Rare complications of cerebral malaria such as spontaneous subdural empyema and subarachnoid hemorrhage has also been reported in literature (1,3,4).
Brain abscesses, subdural empyema, spinal epidural abscesses, and septic thrombi of the cavernous and dural venous sinuses should be surgically debrided if possible.
Subdural Empyema and Suppurative Intracranial Phlebitis.
Subdural empyema and herpes zoster sunroom (Hunt Syndrome) complicating removal of third molars.
CT can be useful for ruling out other conditions such as neoplasm and in evaluating coexistent lesions, such as subdural empyema.
We report a case of spontaneous E coli meningitis associated with a bilateral frontal subdural empyema in an adult.
0-cm subdural tumor studding plus subdural empyema 6/M/69 Laryngeal Single large globular N/A N/A squamous subdural tumor, cell small nearby carcinoma plaquelike meningioma 7/M/69 Prostate Diffuse subdural Yes Yes carcinoma 0.
Despite advances in imaging and the availability of antibiotics, subdural empyema remains a disease process that carries significant morbidity and mortality.