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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 1992;21(3): 287-292.
Clinical Analysis of the Brain Abscess.
Jeong Soo Kim, Youn Sang Sung, Jae Kyu Kang, Jong Oung Doh, Hyun Tae Jung
Department of Neurosurgery, National Medical Center, Seoul, Korea.
The authors reviewed 24 patients with brain abscess from January 1986 to December 1990. The male to female ratio was 16:8 and most frequently developed at second decades. The commonest cause was chronic ear infection with abscess in the temporal lobe, and common organism was proteus species. All patients received a total of 6 weeks of antiobiotic therapy. Surgery was performed in 24 patients, Drainage of drainage and later capsulectomy may offer a simple, safe and easy removal of capsule. There was no postoperative death or empyema. The most important predictor of outcome was the patients condition when first seen. Early specialist care, computerized tomography, correct choice and dosage of antibiotics, and the surgical methods in present use should make this a benign disease.
Key Words: Brain abscess; Drainage; Capsulectomy; Antibiotics
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