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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 1975;4(1): 117-122.
Brain abscess Associated with Tetralogy of Fallot.
Hee Joong Cha, Hyo Chung Sohn, Byung Kyu Cho, Jin Chae, Kil Soo Choi, Bo Sung Sim
Department of Neurosurgery, Seoul National University, College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
The incidence of brain abscess in congenital heart disease marks 4-6%. Of these, tetralogy of Fallot is the most common congenital heart disase. We had experienced 2 cases of brain abscess associated with tetralogy of Fallot among 32 cases Of brain abscess from March -'57 to September-'74. Case 1;A 10 years old boy was admitted to our hospital in March-'66 because of headaches and vomiting. He had a history of Potts' operation under the impression of tetralogy of Fallot at the age of 5. Findings of clinical examination and diagnostic studies gave us an impression of a huge cystic mass in the right posterior temporo-occipital area. We aspirated about 80cc of pus, but no microoraganisms were noted on direct smear and culture. Case 2;A 7 years old boy was admitted to our hospital in August-'74 because of headaches and fever. He had been suffered from tetralogy of Fallot from the age of 3 without any surgical intervention. We made a burr hole on the right anterior temporal area under the impression of right posterior fronto-temporal mass, and aspirated about 15cc of pus. Multiple Gram positive cocci were noted on direct smear, but nothing on culture.
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