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Year : 1999  |  Volume : 47  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 202--5

Pyogenic brain abscess managed by repeated elective aspiration.


Department of Neurosurgery, PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Coimbatore, 641041, India., India

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U S Srinivasan
Department of Neurosurgery, PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Coimbatore, 641041, India.
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37 cases of capsular stage of brain abscess based upon CT scan staging were treated by repeated elective aspiration through a burr hole and intracavitary application of antibiotics on alternate days, till two consecutive negative aspirations were obtained. A combination of furosemide and antibiotics in multiple doses were also given. The mortality rate was 2.7% and the morbidity rate 8.3%. Corticosteroids were not used in the management of brain abscess. Thus, repeated elective aspiration was found to be an effective mode of surgical management of brain abscess.






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