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470 Possible Causes for Brain Abscess, Obstructive Hydrocephalus

  • Subdural Hematoma

    Subdural empyema, brain abscess, and meningitis have been reported to occur in less than 1% of patients after operative drainage of a chronic SDH.[emedicine.medscape.com] KEYWORDS: Cerebral ventriculomegaly; Congenital hydrocephalus; Intracranial hypertension; Newborn; Obstructive hydrocephalus; Subdural hematoma; Ventricular atrium diverticulum[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] (transient ischemic attacks), encephalitis and brain lesions such as tumors or abscesses.[neurosurgery.ucla.edu]

  • Brain Neoplasm

    Basal ganglia dysfunction Brain abscess Brain surgery Brain surgery - discharge Central pontine myelinolysis Cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) collection EEG Hepatic encephalopathy[icdlist.com] Symptoms, as a result of a mass effect from the tumour or due to obstructive hydrocephalus, include morning headaches, nausea, vomiting, diplopia (a manifestation of sixth[bestpractice.bmj.com] abscess, syphilis Travel to countries with endemic infectious disease Amebiasis, cysticercosis, hydatidosis STAGING Brain cancers do not conform to a standard staging system[aafp.org]

  • Meningeal Tuberculosis

    Occasionally a brain abscess (thanks to www.scielo.br for this image) is found in the work-up of meningeal TB, in this case in an AIDS patient.[nethealthbook.com] However, surgery is required for patients with obstructive hydrocephalus and those in poor grades.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Tyson G, Newman P, Strachen WE (1978) Tuberculous brain abscess. Surg Neurol 10: 323–325 Google Scholar 12.[link.springer.com]

  • Neurocysticercosis

    In this article, we present the case of a pediatric patient with neurocysticercosis who was misdiagnosed with brain abscess because of focal seizures in another hospital.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Intraventricular cysts or arachnoiditis usually cause hydrocephalus in neurocysticercosis but craniocervical junction cysts causing obstructive hydrocephalus are rare.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] ., tuberculosis, other parasitic diseases, metastatic or primary brain cancer, brain abscess) when a lesion is found on CT. 9, 23 Magnetic resonance imaging also is a useful[aafp.org]

  • Tuberculosis of Nervous System

    abscess; and TB clinical trial.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] In both situations, brain damage results from a cytokine-mediated inflammatory response, which causes vasculitis, obstructive hydrocephalus, and cranial nerve palsy.[ispn.guide] Brain abscesses of Mycobacterium tuberculosis can induce seizures and coma leading to death and complicated due to multiorgan failure.[eurekaselect.com]

  • Meningioma

    They often cause obstructive hydrocephalus and commonly are treated with surgical resection or stereotactic radiosurgery.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Intraventricular May block the flow of cerebrospinal fluid causing pressure to build up (obstructive hydrocephalus), which can produce headaches, wooziness, and changes in[brainsciencefoundation.org] Raised intracranial pressure effects - eg, obstructive hydrocephalus with headache.[patient.info]

  • Stroke

    Obstructive hydrocephalus is also noted, with dilatation of the lateral ventricles, likely due to compression of the foramen of Monroe.[emedicine.com] Neurosurgical opinion should be sought for cases of secondary hydrocephalus.[patient.info] Mechanical clot retrieval aims to remove the arterial obstruction in the brain, restoring blood flow to the brain and minimising brain tissue damage.[patient.info]

  • Brain Abscess

    A brain abscess or cerebral abscess is formed as a result of an inflammation and infection of the brain parenchyma secondary to remote or contiguous infections.[symptoma.com] hydrocephalus will commonly be seen when intraventricular spread has occurred MRI MRI is more sensitive than CT.[radiopaedia.org] Ventriculostomy is occasionally required if evidence exists for marked increased intracranial pressure due to obstructive hydrocephalus, ventricular rupture, or other uncontrolled[infectiousdiseaseadvisor.com]

  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

    During operation, we encounter the brain abscess and were surprised to find a middle cerebral artery aneurysm while dissecting.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Lab investigations-cont • If the scan fails to establish the diagnosis of SAH and no mass lesion or obstructive hydrocephalus is found, • Then a lumbar puncture should be[slideshare.net] Hydrocephalus (obstruction of the flow of cerebrospinal fluid) may complicate SAH in both the short and long term.[en.wikipedia.org]

  • Traumatic Pneumocephalus

    Pneumocephalus places the patient at risk for infections, namely meningitis, cerbritis, brain abscess, and epidural abscess, as well as risk for cerebrospinal fluid leak.[radiologypics.com] Most cases of hydrocephalus are obstructive hydrocephalus, which is further classified depending on the location of the obstruction, as either a non-communicating hydrocephalus[e-acfs.org] abscess: an intracranial complication of cholesteatoma, The Journal of Laryngology & Otology , 2013 , 127 , 02, 192 CrossRef 5 Vicente Escorihuela García , Ignacio Llópez[onlinelibrary.wiley.com]

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